Maxillaria winaywaynaensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 TYPE Drawing by Nauray, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Fall

Common Name The Winay Wayna Maxillaria [Refers to location of the type, part of the Machu Picchu site]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cusco department of Peru in wet montane forests on lower branches of trees at elevations of 2300 to 4150 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with ellipsoid, lightly complanate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by loose, scarious, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, narrowly linear-lanceolate, to oblong-lanceolate, acute, subterete petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on an erect, enveloped by 4, close, tubular bracts, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with a longer, lanceolate, far exceeding the ovary floral bracts and carrying spidery flowers with the tepals white, the lip burgundy-purple with whitish borders, the callus burgundy, the column basally white and burgundy above and the pollina golden yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 712 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 drawing fide;