Maxillaria crispiloba SauvÍtre & McIllm. 2012

Photo by © Pascal SauvÍtre

FragranceFull Shade Cool Cold LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Curled Lobe Maxillaria [refers to the conspicuously crispate margin of the mid lobe of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia without locality as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3 foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, 5 green bracted, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a lemony, scent early in the day becoming rose scented later.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; *Orchid Rev. 120: 93 SauvÍtre & McIllm. 2012 drawing/photo fide