Monographs Details: Maxillaria crassifolia (Lindl.) Rchb.f.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Raudales de Maihia, along Rio Paragua, 4°25', long. 63°7', 500-510 m alt., epiphyte on tree limb, leaves coriaceous, deep green above and dull beneath, peduncle maroon-purple, sepals dull yellow within, brick maroon through the middle having yellowish margins without, petals dull yellow, lip maroon, January 1, 1962, J. A. Steyermark 90486; bosque alto humedo montafioso, entre la ladera principal escarpada de arenisca y el salto en el Rio Venamo, 900-1000 m alt., epiphyte on tree, leaves coriaceous, rich green above and dull green beneath, sepals and petals deep yellow, lip yellow spotted with wine-red, January 8, 1964, J. A. Steyermark & G. C. A. Dunsterville 92877. Amazonas: Along trail between San Fernando de Atabapo and Rio Orinoco, 125 m alt., common epiphyte, "Tepals yellow; lip purple-brown," May 29, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 42661; along Caño Tamá-Tamá (a black-water caño on right bank of Rio Orinoco just above Tamd-Tamd), 150 m alt., frequent epiphyte, "Tepals old gold; lip dull maroon." June 23, 1959, Wurdack ir Adderley 43138. Widespread from Florida (U.S.A.), Middle America, the West Indies (JAMAICA, type of Heterotaxis crassifolia) and BRAZIL.

Discussion:

Heterotaxis crassifolia Lindl., Bot. Reg. 12: t. 1028. 1826.

Distribution:Venezuela South America| United States of America North America| West Indies| Jamaica South America| Brazil South America|