Maxillaria platypetala

Maxillaria platypetala

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. platypetala
Binomial name
Maxillaria platypetala
Ruiz & Pav. 1798

Maxillaria platypetala is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from late spring to summer with a single 8 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in wet montane forests of Peru at elevations around 1950 to 2400 meters


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


  1. Dendrobium platypetalum (Ruiz & Pav.) Pers.1807
  2. Dendrobium polypetalum Steud. 1821
  3. Maxillaria polypetala Steud. 1821

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