Maxillaria crocea Lindl. 1835 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers Photo by Andy Philipps and Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved


Common Name The Saffron Yellow Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Peru and Brazil at elevations around 1500 to 2950 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 or more pairs of sometimes leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, acute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, stout, laterally compressed, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by several [5] loose, tubular sheaths and carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria crocea var lietzei Regel 1889; Maxillaria lindleyana Schlechter 1921; Maxillaria lindleyana var lietzei [Regel] Hoehne 1953;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M lindleyana drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M lindleyana var lietzei; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as M lindleyana; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 as M lindleyana drawing fide; ; AOS Bulletin Vol 87 #1 2018 drawing fide;