Maxillaria melina

Max melina

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. melina
Binomial name
Maxillaria melina
Lindl. 1846

Maxillaria melina is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms in the spring and summer with a single small 3 cm wide flower


Plant is found in Guyana, Venezuela Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 120 to 1570 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: The White Makeup Maxillaria

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