Maxillaria burtonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001 Photo by The Villena's and their Agroriente Orchid Website

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo ColdSummer

Common Name Burton's Maxillaria [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Peru in cool to cold wet cloud forests at elevations around 1950 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ovoid to somewhat pyriform pseudobulbs subtended by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the stiff, elongate, petiollate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost compeltely by subinflated, tubular, acuminate bracts and has subsimilar, longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying campanulate, fragrant [vanilla] flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 691Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good;