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Maxillaria sanderiana

Maxillaria sanderiana

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. sanderiana
Binomial name
Maxillaria sanderiana
Rchb. f. ex Sander 1888

Maxillaria sanderiana is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms from summer to fall with a single flower. Flowers are 5cm wide and fragrant.


Plant is found in trees or detritus in the wet montane forest of Ecuador and Peru at elevations around 1200 to 2500 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.


Max sanderiana Maxillaria sanderiana variant Sepals and petals are white, Lip is yellow.


Common Name: Sander's Maxillaria

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