Maxillaria houtteana Rchb.f. 1858Photo by Ian Frazier and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Side View Of Flower Photo by Ota Turo and Family Orchidaceaea Website

Part ShadeWarmCoolMOSTLY Winterto Spring

Common Name Houtte's Maxillaria [German Orchid Collector 1800's]]

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala and Nicaragua at elevations around 1700 to 2300 meters in humid oak forests, montane rainforests, rupicolus on cliffs and in Mesophytic barranca forests as a solitary leafed, pendant growing, miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with oblong to oblong-elliptic, compressed, 2 to 3 furrowed, yellow-green, carrrying a single, apical erect, arched, linear-oblong, acute to obtuse, emarginate, dorsally carinate, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms on a short to 1/2" [1.5 cm], sheathed inflorescence with waxy, long-lasting, color variable flowers occuring almost year round but most often in winter through spring.

Synonyms Maxillariella houtteana (Rchb. f.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as excluded taxa ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 5 - 6 Orchids of Mexico Part 2 - 3 Plate 617 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide