Maxillaria nigrescens

Maxillaria nigrescens

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

Maxillaria nigrescens is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


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


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


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


Common Name: The Blackish Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria rubro-fusca Klotzsch 1853

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