Monographs Details: Maxillaria colorata Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - COLOMBIA. Vaupes: Along Rio Kuduyari, near Mitii, on trees in area flooded by 10 ft of water, August 12, 1960, L. A. Garay 87. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Cerro Guaiquinima, Rio Pardgua, 1800 m alt., in cumbre 1 km east of Cumbre Camp, epiphyte, "perianth segments bronze, apex yellowish, white at base; lip white, bronze above middle, apex whitish," December 26, 1951, B. Maguire 32774; same locality and altitude, 1 km west of Cumbre Camp, on rim of west escarpment, occasional on rocks, December 30, 1951, Maguire 32829; Churi-tepui (Murú-tepuí), 2250-2300 m alt., in upper cumbre, occasional terrestrial, "Tepals brownish yellow; lip cream with purple-brown sides," January 26, 1953, J. J. Wurdack 34223; Chimantd Massif, 1000 m alt., lower slopes of Chimantd-tepui (Torono-tepui), on island across from Base Camp, along Rio Tirica (left-hand fork), epiphyte in rich forest, on trunk of living tree, leaves erect-spreading and subcoriaceous, olive green with irregular gray spots above and purple beneath, dorsal sepal erect and forward-ascending, lateral sepals depressed, deep yellow with maroon at base near lip, petals dull yellow, spreading forward with incurved tips, lip ascending, maroon-purple with golden yellow at apex, July 6, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 76023; Chimantd Massif, Central Section, 1950 m alt., on rocky slopes of zanjon bordering Upper Falls of Rio Tirica above Summit Camp, terrestrial on rocky projection, pseudobulb olive and incurved above, sepals and petals buff at base, maroon at apex outside, pale magenta with maroon margins inside, lip buff-cream "with magenta margins, February 7, 1955, J. A. Steyermark & J. J. Wurdack 562. Amazonas: Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, 1900 m alt., in open area 8 km north of Cumbre Camp, terrestrial, "Tepals brown-cream; lip cream, at the throat brown-purple; column cream, inside basally with purple-brown dots, January 10, 1954, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & G. S. Bunting 37195. PERU (type).

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