Maxillaria molitor

Max molitor

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. molitor
Binomial name
Maxillaria molitor
Rchb. f. 1887

Maxillaria molitor is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from spring through fall with a single flower. Flowers are 7.5 cm and fragrant.


Plant is found in montane forest of Ecuador at elevations of 1900 to 3200 meters


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

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