Maxillaria weberbaueri Schltr. 1921

Photo by Jeff Bookbinder


Common Name Weberbauer's Maxillaria [German botanist in Peru 1900's]

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Peru on rocky slopes in montane forests at elevations around 320 to 1000 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or occasional terrrestrial with clustered, smooth, ovoid-pyriform, compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped by several distichous, imbricating, scarious bracts and carrying a single [or rarely 2], oblong-lanceolate, stiff, acute, dark green leaf that narrows below into a long conduplicate petiole and blooms winter and spring in the northern hemisphere on an erect, basal, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped basally by 3 tubular, acuminate bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria aurorae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 308 Bennett and Christenson 1995 as Maxillaria aurorae drawing ok; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014 as M aurorae;