Maxillaria lepidota

Max lepidota

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. lepidota
Binomial name
Maxillaria lepidota
Lindl. 1845

Maxillaria lepidota is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 5.5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in the cloud forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Peru and Ecuador at elevations of 47 to 4100 meters.


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.


Common Name: The Scaled Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria pertusa Lindl. ex Rchb. f.1924
  2. Maxillaria saxicola Schltr. 1924

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