Maxillaria thurstoniorum Dodson 1994 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

Part shadeHotTo Warm

Common Name or Meaning Thurston's Maxillaria [American Co-Collector of species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a hot to warm growing epiphtye with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, obtuse, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

This is a doubtful determination use with caution lateral sepals way too thin, can't see lip well enough.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing