Maxillaria brevilabia

Maxillaria brevilabia

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. brevilabia
Binomial name
Maxillaria brevilabia
Ames & Correll 1943

Maxillaria brevilabia is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from summer to winter with a cluster of 6.5 to 8 mm wide flowers.


Plants are found growing in the montane rain forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters


Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in intermediate 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.


Common Name: The Short Lipped Maxillaria


  1. Ornithidium alfaroi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

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