Maxillaria boliviensis Schltr. 1922

Plant and Flower Photos by B R Chambi and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Full Shade Hotsummer

Common Name The Bolivian Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Bolivia in wet tropical forests on steep slopes at elevations around 700 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing terrestrial/epiphyte with an erect stem carrying erect-patent, lorate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically thinly coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on short, single flowered inflorescence with narrowly linear, acute, almost half as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying pale whitish to yellowish, fleshy flowers.

Similar to M crassifolia in flower size.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;