Maxillaria lankesteri

Maxillaria lankesteri

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. lankesteri
Binomial name
Maxillaria lankesteri
Ames 1924

Maxillaria lankesteri is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms in the fall with a 2.5 cm wide flower. Flowers are fragrant with a musky scent.


Plant is found in the montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters


Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in 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: Lankester's Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria bilobulata Senghas 1993
  2. Ornithidium aurantiacum Schltr. 1923

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