Maxillaria brachypoda Schltr. 1920 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Common Name The Short Foot Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia and Ecuador as a small sized epiphyte with a short, thick rhizome giving rise to ovoid, soon rugulose, very close set pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate-ligulate, obtuse with an apicule, basally narrowing below into the cuneate, thinly canaliculate base leaf that blooms on a very short, single flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, somewhat longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying glabrous, rigid, erect flowers.

in habit, the species is somewhat reminiscent of the short inflorescence of Maxillaria desvauxiana but M brachypoda is smaller in all parts and has considerably different flower parts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 167 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57:228 Schlechter1929 drawing fide;