Monographs Details: Maxillaria uncata Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Family:Orchidaceae
Scientific Name:Maxillaria uncata Lindl.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - BRITISH GUIANA. Between Mazaruni Station and Labbakabra Creek, epiphyte in secondary forest, flowers nearly white with slight greenish tinge, August 27, 1937, N. Y. Sandwith 1222; western extremity of Kanuku Mountains, in drainage of Takutu River, 600 m alt., on rocks in dense forest, flowers white slightly yellow-tinged, March 4-22, 1938, A. C. Sinith 3292. VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Río Icabarú, at first and third rapids, below Diamantifera Uaiparú Camp, about 460 m alt., on trees at water's edge, G. C. K. Dunsterville 429; between the base of Sierra de Lema and Rio Ayaiche, lat. 6°5'N., long. 62°W., 360 m alt., epiphyte on tree trunk, leaves fleshy, channelled above and convex beneath, pedicels buff, sepals buff, petals and lip whitish, August 22, 1961, J. A. Steyermark 89368. Amazonas: Along Rio Atabapo between Manacal and Guarinumo, 125 m alt., occasional epiphyte, flowers cream-color, June 12, 1959, J. J. Wurdack & L. S. Adderley 42996. A widespread species extending from MEXICO to PERU and BRAZIL. The type of M. uncata was from BRITISH GUIANA. M. Macleei originated in GUATEMALA.

Discussion:

Maxillaria Macleei Batem. ex Lindl., Bot. Reg. 26: Misc. 70, no. 155. 1840.

Distribution:Guyana South America| Venezuela South America| Mexico North America| Peru South America| Brazil South America| Guatemala Central America|