Monographs Details: Maxillaria quelchii Rolfe
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: Mt. Roraima summit, 2640 m alt., McConnell & Quelch 690 (type); Cerro Venanio, summit at about 1600 m alt., in somewhat scrubby, light dwarf forest, G. C. K. Dunsterville 843; bosque enano achaparrado sobre el hombrillo superior y la cumbre arriba de la ladera escarpada de arenisca, 1575 m alt., epiphyte, pseudobulbs aggregated on elongated caudex, leaves coria ceous, dark green above and dull beneath, sepals and petals without dark maroon-magenta with basal 10-12 mm white-buff, within dull yellow-green bordered with dull magenta and pale green, lip white with maroon-magenta border and apex, column white, January 2, 1964, J. A. Steyermark & G. C. K. Dunsterville 92615; Auydn-tepui, cumbre de la parte sureste del brazo noroeste (división occidental del cerro): noroeste del "Drizzl) Camp," vecindad de afluente de Rio Churún, oeste del Salto Chunin, en bosque humedo, 1850 m alt., epiphyte on tree brancli in recumbent mossy dwarf forest, leaves coriaceous, olive green above and dull green beneath, sepals and petals white at the base, maroon-brown without and maroon-brown suffused with tawny yellow-brown within, lip white at the base, dark hxown at the apex, column white. May 5, 1964, J. A. Steyermark 93437. Amazonas: Cerro Duida, summit, on top of high moist ridge, 1820-2075 m alt., Steyermark 58325; Cerro de la Neblina, Rio Yatua, 2000 m alt., along east escarpment of upper Cañon Grande basin, occasional terrestrial, "Tepals bronze, basally whitish; lip white with apical bron/e streaking," December 13, 1957, B. Maguire, J. J. Wurdack & C. K. Maguire 42382. Endemic to VENEZUELA.

Distribution:Venezuela South America|