Maxillaria maderoi Schltr.1920 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Mark Whitten

Part shade

Common Name or Meaning Madero's Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Cauca department of Colombia as a medium sized epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to narrowly cylindrical-ovoid, longitudinally sulcate pseudobulbs carrying an erect-patent to suberect, linear-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing and canaliculate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on 4 to 7, basal, arising on a newly forming pseudobulb, erect, peduncle provided with 5 to 6 clasping bracts, 2.8 to 3.2" {7 to 8 cm} long, single flowered inflorescence with as long as the ovary floral bracts that are the same as the peduncular bracts and carrying subfleshy, glabrous flowers.

Similar to M lepidota but M maderoi has shorter sepals and a different lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 168 Schlechter 1920; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih.57: Schlechter 1929 drawing fide;