Maxillaria obscura

Maxillaria obscura

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

Maxillaria obscura is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


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


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


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.


Common Name: The Obscure Maxillaria


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

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