Maxillaria elegantula

Max elegantula

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. elegantula
Binomial name
Maxillaria elegantula
Rolfe 1898

Maxillaria elegantula is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms with a single flower.


Plant is found creeping on trees in Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 400-2550 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 Graceful Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria dichroma Rolfe 1898

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