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Maxillaria nigrescens

Maxillaria nigrescens

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


Maxillaria nigrescens is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from spring to fall with a single 5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found growing in the montane forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 1500 to 2700 meters

CultureEdit

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.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Maxillaria nigrescens1 Maxillaria nigrescens variant Petals and sepals are red, lip is black.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Blackish Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria rubro-fusca Klotzsch 1853

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