Maxillaria densa Lindl. 1835 SECTION Ornithidium Photo courtesy of Dalton Holland Baptista

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Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

FragrancePart shadeHotTo CoolWinterand Spring

Common Name The Crowded Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" to 3/4" [1.8 to 2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua as well as Colombia as a medium sized, unifoliate, epiphytic species found on trees in damp woods at lower elevations and cloud forests, or as a terrestrial in pine forests at elevations up to 2500 meters with an elongate rhizome that has congested or spread out, elliptic-oblong to ovate-oblong pseudobulbs subtended by 2 scarious sheaths and an apical, single, linear-oblong, obliquely retuse leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a short, single, fragrant flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that occurs in clusters that do not fully, or just emerge from the bracts on the developing stem of the next pseudobulb.

Synonyms Ornithidium densum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1855; Maxillaria glomerata Gal. 1840

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Ornithidium densa; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as Ornithidium densa drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Ornithidium densa; AOS Bulletin Vol 28 No 8 1959 photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 850 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 61 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 27 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium densum drawing fide/photo good; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok;

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