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Maxillaria obscura

Maxillaria obscura

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. obscura
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria obscura
Linden & Rchb. f 1866


Maxillaria obscura is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from fall through spring with a single 2.5 cm wide flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the montane forest of Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1500 to 3000 meters

CultureEdit

Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in intermediate 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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Obscure Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria atrata var. brachyantha Rchb.f. 1866

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