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Maxillaria grandiflora

Max grandiflora

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. grandiflora
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria grandiflora
[H.B.K.] Lindl. 1832


Maxillaria grandiflora is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to summer with a single flower. Flowers are 10 cm wide and fragrant.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in cloud forest of Colombia, Ecuador ,Peru, Brazil and Venezuela at elevations of 800-3000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in cold 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 Large-Flowered Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Broughtonia grandiflora [HBK]Sprengel 1826
  2. Callista grandiflora (Kunth) Kuntze 1891
  3. Dendrobium grandiflorum H.B.K. 1816
  4. Lycaste grandiflora [H.B.K.] Beer 1854
  5. Maxillaria amesiana hort. 1891
  6. Maxillaria eburnea Lindley 1840
  7. Maxillaria lehmannii Rchb.f 1886

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