Maxillaria pulla Linden & Rchb. f. 1854 Photo courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower Angle Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl.

Part shadeColdCoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Dark Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 2220 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with clustered, broadly ovate, longitudinally compressed, ribbed, pseduobulbs enveloped partially by several distichous, scarious, sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, gradually narrows below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf and blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 5, inflated, distichous, imbricate, acuminate bracts arising with a new growth and holding the flower at about mid-leaf

Synonyms Maxillaria dalstromii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 940 Dodson 1984 as Maxillaria dalestroemii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M dalstroemii drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide