Maxillaria speciosa Rchb. f. 1876 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Flower Closeup Photos by Andreas Philipp

Inflorescence photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Petite Plaisance Orchids

Common Name The Outstanding Maxillaria

Flower Size to 8" [to 20 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1500 to 2300 meters as a small to medium szied, warm to cool growing epiphyte that blooms in the winter on several, erect, single flowered inflorecence arising on maturing growths.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 6 1999 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo;