Maxillaria cucullata

Maxillaria cucullata

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. cucullata
Binomial name
Maxillaria cucullata
Lindl. 1840

Maxillaria cucullata is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from fall to early winter with a single flower. Flowers are fragrant and 4 to 9 cm wide


Plant is found in damp rainforest of Southern Mexico to Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 3300 meters.


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.


Max cucullata Maxillaria cucullata variant Sepals and Petals are reddish. lip is black
Max cucullata1 Maxillaria cucullata variant Sepals and Petals are yellow with red stripes. lip is black


Common Name: The Cowl Carrying Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria atrata Rchb. f. 1866
  2. Maxillaria galeata Rchb.f 1842
  3. Maxillaria praestans Rchb. f. 1885
  4. Maxillaria rhombea Lindl. 1840
  5. Maxillaria rubrilabia Schltr. 1923
  6. Psittacoglossum atratum La Llave & Lex. 1825
  7. Maxillaria punctostriata Rchb.f. 1876

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