Maxillaria crispiloba SauvÍtre & McIllm. 2012 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889

Photo by © Pascal SauvÍtre

FragranceFull Shade Cool LATEFall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Curled Lobe Maxillaria [refers to the conspicuously crispate margin of the mid lobe of the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Valle de Cauca department of Colombia at elevations of 1600 to 1900 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovate, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3 foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, erect, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, 5 green bracted, to 5.6" [14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with a lemony scent early in the day becoming rose scented later.

Similar to Maxillaria augustae-victoriae, M christensonii M colombiana, M dichroma, M ◊ doucetteana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M fucata, M grandiflora, M grandis, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M macropoda, M sanderiana and Maxillaria turkeliae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list ,IPNI ; *Orchid Rev. 120: 93 SauvÍtre & McIllm. 2012 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 1 2019 photo fide;