Maxillaria yanganensis Dodson 1994 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011 Photo by the Tapichalaca Reserve and Christopher Parsons Reserve Website

Full shade Cold SummerFall

Common Name The Yangana Maxillaria [A town in Loja Ecuador]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in rainforests at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing epiphyte with an ascending, branching stem enveloped completely by imbricating, leafless sheaths and giving rise at intervals an ovoid, flattened pseudobulb enveloped basally by several imbricate leafless and leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by imbricating sheaths.

Synonyms Calawaya yanganensis (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing ok;