Maxillaria fuerstenbergiana Schltr. 1912 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt plant grown by Steve Beckendorf.

Common Name Fuerstenberg's Maxillaria [German Orchid Enthusiast late 1800's]

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Panama and Ecuador at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with oval, somewhat compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, rather leathery, glossy, ligulate leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on numerous, to 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by bracts and carrying fragrant, long-lasting, rather waxy flowers.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as M furstenbergiana photo ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; AOS Bulletin Vol 31 No 8 1962 photo;

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