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Maxillaria elatior

Max elatior

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. elatior
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria elatior
(Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1863


Maxillaria elatior is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall to spring with several 5 cm wide flowers. Flowers are fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found growing on tree branches from Mexico to Costa Rica at elevations of 400 to 1500 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 Sturdy Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Camaridium xylobiichilum Kraenzl. 1920
  2. *Dicrypta elatior Rchb. f. 1843
  3. Maxillaria albertii Schltr. 1923
  4. Maxillaria triangularis Lindl. 1845
  5. Maxillariella elatior (Rchb. f.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

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