A new species of <i>Maxillaria</i> (Maxillariinae) from the northern Andes and a new synonym of <i>Maxillaria floribunda</i>


  • Gustavo Adolfo Pisso-Florez Parque Nacional Natural Puracé, Carrera 9 # 25 N-06, Cauca, Popayán, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1230-0882
  • Juan Sebastián Moreno Departamento de Biología, Universidad del Valle, Calle 13 # 100-00, Cali, Colombia. https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4325-1232
  • Patricia A. Harding 39127 Griggs Dr., Lebanon, Oregon 97355, U.S.A.
  • Luis E. Baquero Grupo de Investigación en Medio Ambiente y Salud BIOMAS, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias Aplicadas, Universidad de Las Américas, vía a Nayón, Quito 170124 Ecuador.




Colombia, Ecuador, high-Andean ecosystems, Neotropical flora, taxonomy


Maxillaria andina, a new orchid species from high-Andean ecosystems of southwestern Colombia and northern Ecuador, is described. The new species is distinguished by having long and narrowly linear white sepals and petals with revolute margins, lip with mucronate epichile, and callus without hairs or trichomes. Distinguishing characters are provided to differentiate it from morphologically similar species, along with ecological and taxonomical notes. Additionally, Maxillaria sibundoyensis is synonymized with Maxillaria floribunda.


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Pisso-Florez, G. A., Moreno, J. S., Harding, P. A., & Baquero, L. E. (2024). A new species of &lt;i&gt;Maxillaria&lt;/i&gt; (Maxillariinae) from the northern Andes and a new synonym of &lt;i&gt;Maxillaria floribunda&lt;/i&gt;. Lankesteriana: International Journal on Orchidology, 24(1), 79–91. https://doi.org/10.15517/lank.v24i1.56756

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