Monographs Details: Scuticaria steelii Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Along the Essequibo River, on tree U'unks, Schomburgk s.n.; Membaru Creek, upper Mazaruni River, on tree overhanging river, flower with red spots, brownish without. yellow within. February 14, 1939, A. S. Pinkus 221. COLOMBIA. Vaupes, Rio Kananari, Cachivera Palito, about 250 m alt., epiphyte, flowers yellow, highh scented, petals yellow with brownish spots, lip whitish yellow with brown stripes and canary-vellow brush at base, July 25, 1951, R. E. Schultes & I. Cabrera 13103; Rio Karurii (tributary of Rfo Vaupes), Mesa de Yambi, savanna Goo-rán-hoó-dá with quartzite base, about 290-307 m alt., lat. I°20'N., long. 71°20'W., epiphyte, flowers yellow, spotted with red-brown, April 15-16, 1953, Schultes & Cabrera 19166. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Near Canaima, G. Stengheil s.n., fide Foldats; Rio Carrao, Gran Sabana, epiphyte on lower trunk and limbs in rather light, very shady forest, G. C. K. Dunsterville 255. Amazonas: Along Rio Atabapo between Manacal and Guarinumo, 125 m alt., occasional epiphyte, "Tepals pale yellow, dotted pale red-brown; lip cream, basally streaked and apically dotted pale red-brown, the callus yellow," June 12, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 42995; along Rio Guainia just below Banderita, 110 m alt., frequent epiphyte, "Tepals cream, red-brown spotted; lip outside white, inside cream streaked brown-red, with orange callus," June 26, 1959, Wurdack & Adderley 43190. The type of Maxillaria Steelii was from BRITISH GUIANA.


Maxillaria Steelii Hook., Bot. Mag. 64: t. 3573. 1837.

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