Maxillaria foetida D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2009

sect. Polyphyllae Christenson 2013 Photo by Luis Jaimes


Common Name The Foul Smelling Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru at elevations around 1245 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a fan shaped growth without pseudobulbs carrying 6 or more, linear-lanceolate, acute, strongly conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring on axillary, peduncle 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, lsess than 1/2 the length of the ovary and carrying foul smelling, creamy white colored, spotted with dark purple flowers.

Synonyms Inti chartacifolia var. foetida (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) Baumbach 2013; Inti foetida (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.A.Blanco 2013

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids, vol. 3:319.1991 as M sp # 3982 photo fide; .Ieon. Orchid. Peruv. pI. 97. Bennett * Dodson 1993 as M charttacifolia drawing fide; Richardiana 9: 54 Bennett & Christenson 2009 drawing fide