Monographs Details: Maxillaria uncata Lindl.
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
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.


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|