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Maxillaria ecuadorensis

Max ecuadoriana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. ecuadorensis
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria ecuadorensis
Schltr. 1921


Maxillaria ecuadorensis is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms in summer and fall with a single 3 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in wet montane forest of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 500 to 2700 meters

CultureEdit

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

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Max ecuadoriana alba Maxillaria ecuadorensis var. alba Sepals and Petals are white.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Ecuadorian Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria fractiflexa Rchb. f. 1881

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