Maxillaria portillae Christenson & McIllm. 2002 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shadeWarmTo Cool

Common Name or Meaning Portilla's Maxillaria {Ecuadorian Nurseryman Current]

Flower Size 2.7" [6.9 cm]

Found in Ecuador without locality as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphtye with ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, to 5.2" [to 13.3 cm], single flowered inflorescence arising with a new growth, enveloped by thin, papery, purple brown bracts and carrying a single, nodding, fleshy flower


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 12 2002 photo;