Monographs Details: Maxillaria alticola C.Schweinf.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Chimantd Massif, east-central portion of summit of Apdcara-tepui, 2450-2500 m alt., epiphyte, leaves coriaceous, grass-green above and paler beneath, pedicellate ovary and flower rich lemon-yellow, June 21-22, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75891; Chimantd Massif, Central Section, on rocky slopes of zanjon bordering Upper Falls of Rio Tirica above Summit Camp, 1950 m alt., locally frequent terrestrial, leaves coriaceous and spreading-ascending, pedicels pale green, 2 mm in diameter, flowers rich yellow, February 7, 1955, J. A. Steyermark & J. J. Wurdack 564. ECUADOR (type of Ornithidium serrulatum) and PERU.


Ornithidium serrulatum Lindl., Benth. PI. Hartw. 153. 1845, not Maxillaria serrulata Ames & Correll, 1943.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| Ecuador South America| Peru South America|