Maxillaria christensonii D.E.Benn. 1998 Photo courtesy of Patricia Harding

Part shadeWarm CoolSpring

Common Name or Meaning Christenson's Maxillaria [American Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 2012]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a large sized, warm t ocool growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, sulcate with age pseudobulbs subtended by distichous, imbricating, scarious, lanceoalte sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-lanceolate, obliquely bilobed, attenuate to the conduplicate, shortly petilalte base leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, basal, 5.2" [13 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several large, inflated, tubular, ovate, obtuse bracts and subsimilar, slightly shorter than the ovaries floral bracts

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References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 692 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide

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