Maxillaria striata Rolfe Photo By Lourens Grobler

Another View Photo By Patricia Harding


Common Name The Striped Maxillaria

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia in very wet montane forests as a medium sized, cool to hot growing epiphyte with a solitary leaf occuring at elevations of 700 to 2200 meters on the eastern edge of the Andes that has clustered, ovoid to oblong-cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, petiolate, oblong or oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, acute or obtuse leaf that blooms on a basal, suberect or erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that holds its large, showy flower above the leaves and occurs in the late summer and fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 460 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 photo; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 photo as M striata var xanthina; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide