Maxillaria truncatilabia Schltr. 1920 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Truncate Lip Maxillaria [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size 3/4" [3.75 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia at elevations around 2000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to close set, cylindrical, becoming rugulose pseudobulbs carrying a single, suberect, coriaceous, ligulate, obtuse, contracted below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, arising on a newly arising pseudobulb, peduncle .5" {1.25 cm} long, enveloped completely by 3 tight, obtuse bracts, single flowered inflorescence with similar to the peduncle, slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying small, glabrous, erect flowers.

According to Schlechter "we are dealing with one of the short, stocky types from the M curtipes' homeland, whose inflorescences are characterized by the short shaft, which is completely covered by sheaths. the species is well characterized by the labellum.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 173 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:238 Schlechter1929 drawing fide;