Maxillaria calantha Schltr. 1921

Flower closeup

Side view of Flower Photos by Joseph Dougherty,

Common Name The Beautiful Blooming Maxillaria

Flower Size 4" [10cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte at elevations of 2000 to 2800 meters with ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, elliptical-oblong leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, erect to suberect, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten IV Peru Schlechter 1921; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide;