Maxillaria sillarensis Dodson & R.Vásquez 1989 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889 Drawing by © Vasquez & Dodson

Part Shade Cool LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name The El Sillar Maxillaria [a town in the department of Cochabamba]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in montane wet forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with dichomatically branching, elongate segmented stems giving rise to ellipsoid, strongly compressed, subtended by a pair of foliaceous bracts subsimilar and subequal to the single, elliptic-lanceolate, strongly obliquely acuminate, conduplicate into the base leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a a few, axillary, short, arising through papery bracts below the developing pseudobulb, single flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate flowers with maroon tepals and the lip yellowish white with scattered maroon flecks.

Synonyms Laricorchis sillarensis (Dodson & R.Vásquez) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium sillarense (Dodson & R.Vásquez) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 261 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013;