Maxillaria splendens

Maxillaria splendens

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. splendens
Binomial name
Maxillaria splendens
Poepp. & Endl. 1836

Maxillaria splendens is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms in the fall with a single 5 cm wide flower.


Plant is found in wet montane forests of Peru at elevations around 2000 meters


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 Grand Maxillaria


  1. Maxillaria ochroleuca Lodd. ex Lindley
  2. Ornithidium ochroleucum (Lodd. ex Lindl.) Senghas 1993

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