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Maxillaria splendens

Maxillaria splendens

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


Maxillaria splendens is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

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

DistributionEdit

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

CultureEdit

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.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Grand Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

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

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