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Maxillaria striata

Max striata2

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. striata
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria striata
Rolfe 1893


Maxillaria striata is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms from late summer to fall with a single 12.5 cm flower.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in wet montane forest of Peru, Ecuador and Colombia at elevations of 1500 to 2200 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.

VarietiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Max striata Maxillaria striata variant Lip is white, sepals are red, and petals are white and striped.
Max striata 2 Maxillaria striata variant Lip is white, sepals are orange, and petals are orange and striped.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Striped Maxillaria

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