Maxillaria caveroi D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1998

TYPE Drawing by Pastorelli, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Winter

Common Name Cavero's Maxillaria [Peruvian collector of species current]

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Amazonas department of Peru in wet windswept montane elfin forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with oblong-ellipsoid, complanate pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 3 foliaceous bracts shorter than the leaf, carrying a single, oblong-elliptic, acute, attenuate to the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on stiffly erect, axillary, mostly concealed by 6 to 7 narrow, oblanceolate, slightly inflated bracts, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with shorter than the other bracts, elliptic, acute, concave, longer than the ovary to the base of the dorsal sepal floral bracts and carrying campanulate, white flowers with the distal third of the lip red-purple and the apex of the callus dark purple and the foot yellow with brown markings.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 501 Bennett & Christenson 1998 Drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;