Maxillaria unicarinata C.Schweinf. 1944 TYPE Drawing by Schweinfurth

Common Name The Single Carinate Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Ayacucho Peru in open woods at elevations around 750 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slender, elongate, creeping rhizome giving rise to appressed to the rhizome, more or less close, cylindric, often slender pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by distichous, imbricating, triangular-ovate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, subacute, minutely apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on lateral, short, peduncle enveloped entirely by several, distichous, loose, imbricating bracts, .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, basal, single flowered inflorescence carrying a rather small, fleshy, pinkish brown to reddish flower sometimes with a green to light green lip with a purple apex.

Synonyms Sauvetrea unicarinata (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchids of Peru Vol 1 Schweinfurth 1958 drawing fide;