Maxillaria nasuta

Maxillaria nasuta

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. nasuta
Binomial name
Maxillaria nasuta
Rchb. f. 1866

Maxillaria nasuta is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms in the summer with a single 8cm wide flower.


Plants are found growing in the wet montane forest of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at elevations of 220 to 1800 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 Nosed Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria brevipedunculata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930
  2. Maxillaria glumacea Rolfe; Maxillaria nasalis Rchb.f 1872.
  3. Maxillaria oxysepala Schltr.

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