Maxillaria santanae Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1989 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Roger Bellone © Tropicalia

Full shade Warm

Common Name Santana's Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Venezuela and Ecuador in lower montane forests at elevations around 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with small pseudobulbs enveloped by leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying very fleshy, linear leaves that blooms on several short, single flowered inflorescence carrying small flowers that do not open well.

Synonyms Heterotaxis santanae (Carnevali & I.Ramírez) Ojeda & Carnevali 2005

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Plate 544 Dodson 1989 not = M microiridifolia; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ;