Maxillaria batemanii Poepp. & Endl. 1836

Flower Closeup Photos by © Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shadeWarmCool Spring Summer

Common Name Bateman's Maxillaria [English Orchid Collector and Botanist 1800's]

Flower Size 3.6" [9 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid, unequally compressed [one side flat, one side convex] pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 2 to 3 pairs of bracts that become foliaceous above and are equal to or longer than the single, apical, ligulate, acute, becoming conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on many basal, erect, to 10" [25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence completely enveloped by imbricate, tubular bracts and with larger, subinflated, acute, longer than the ovaries floral bracts.


ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 500 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 688 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Supplemental Plate Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good;