Maxillaria burtonii D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

Photo by The Villena's and their Agroriente Orchid Website

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo ColdSummer

Common Name Burton's Maxillaria [American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Peru in cool to cold, wet cloud forests at elevations around 1950 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with ovoid to somewhat pyriform pseudobulbs subtended by scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the stiff, elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 8" [20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost compeletly by subinflated, tubular, acuminate bracts and has subsimilar, longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying campanulate, fragrant flowers scented of Vanilla


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 691Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing good; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;