Maxillaria trigona C.Schweinf. 1945 Photo by Agroriente and their Peruvian Orchid Website

Common NameThe Triangular Column Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool, ascending growing epiphyte with ovoid-pyriform, slightly compressed, lightly ridged psuedobulbs with .6" [1.5 cm] between each and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a mature pseudobulb with 1 to 2, basally axillary, flexuous, terete infloresscence mostly concealed by 3, elongate, basally clasping, acuminate, keeled bracts

Synonyms Maxillaria trigona subsp. amaroensis D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001; Sauvetrea trigona (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Sauvetrea trigona subsp. amaroensis (D.E.Benn. & Christenson) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 513 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 708 Bennett & Christenson 2001 as M trigona var amaroensis drawing hmm;

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