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Maxillaria alpestris

Maxillaria alpestris

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. alpestris
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Binomial name
Maxillaria alpestris


Maxillaria alpestris is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms at any season with a single 1 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing in the montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Venezuela at 900 to 3000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in cool to warm conditions with medium amounts of light. Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter month.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Alpine Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria baumanniana Schltr. 1920
  2. Maxillaria chlorochila F. Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899
  3. Maxillaria compressibulba Schltr. 1929
  4. Maxillaria xantholeuca Schltr. 1921
  5. Maxillaria xantholeuca var. peruviana C. Schweinf. 1945
  6. Sauvetrea alpestris (Lindl.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006
  7. Sauvetrea xantholeuca (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

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