Maxillaria porphyrostele

Max porphyrostele

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. porphyrostele
Binomial name
Maxillaria porphyrostele
Rchb. f. 1873

Maxillaria porphyrostele is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from late fall to winter with a single flower. Flowers are fragrant and 4 cm wide.


Plant is found in the forest of Brazil


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.


Common Name: The Purple Column Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria porphyrostele var. chrysanthoides Hoehne 1952
  2. Maxillaria porphyrostele var. fuscobracteata Porsch 1908
  3. Maxillaria porphyrostele var. minutipunctulata Hoehne 1952
  4. Maxillaria porphyrostele var. submarginata Hoehne 1952

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