Maxillaria grayi Dodson 1994

Photos courtesy of Richard Linddberg

Full Shade Hot Warm

Common Name Gray's Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4cm]

Found in Ecuador at the base of vertical limestone bluffs at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with elliptic pseduobulbs enveloped completely by a few imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradual;ly narrowing below into the conduplicate, elongate, petiolate base leaf and blooms on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through the leaf sheath, and enveloped completely by imbricating, scarious, triangular, conduplicate sheaths.

I am not sure of this determination, comparing to Dodson's drawing the lateral petals should be ascending and the lower sepals apices are almost at a right angle to the base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 3 Dodson 2002 drwaing maybe