Maxillaria molitor Rchb. f. 1887 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Another Flower

Plant grown by Marius Wasbauer, Photo courtesy of Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

A medium sized, fall blooming, cool to cold growing epiphytic or terrestrial species on steep embankments found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 3200 meters with a short rhizome carrying elliptic, flattened psudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong leaf that narrows below into a conduplicate petiole and blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, basal, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature psedobulb and enveloped completely by imbricating, tubublar, acuminate sheaths.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 456 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photos fide;