Maxillaria cuzcoensis C.Schweinf. 1945Photo by Mulder & Mulder-Roelfsema

Another Angle Photo by Rebecca Repasky and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Part shadeCoolCold FallSpring

Common Name The Cusco Maxillaria [A city and district in Peru]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations around 1800 to 2200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to approximate, cylindric, strongly compressed, oblique apically pseudobulbs enveloped basally in youth by several, distichous, imbricate, leafless and then leafbearing above sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-oblong, to narrowly lanceolate-oblong, acute, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and fall on many basal, suberect to lax, filiform, 7.4" [18.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence almost completely enveloped by several, ventricose, tubular bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;