Maxillaria fractiflexa Rchb. f. 1878 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Side View of Flower

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website.

Flower Closeup Photo by Jay Pfahl, plant grown by Arturo Carrillo

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Inward-Rolling Maxillaria [Refers to the sepals]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by oblong-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on erect, single flowered inflorescence with ligulate, acute bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo;