Maxillaria dalessandroi Dodson 1994 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing

Deep shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning Dalessandro's Maxillaria [Ecuadorian Orchid Enthusiast and Collector of Species current]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 450 to 1300 meters as a warm to cool growing epiphyte with strongly compressed, finely grooved pseudobulbs enveloped completely by several imbricating, leaf-bearing sheaths that become deciduous with age and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear-oblong, strongly asymmetrical apically, conduplicate towards the base leaf that blooms on several, axillary, 3.6" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by pale green, lightly inflated sheaths.

USE PHOTO WITH EXTREME CAUTION!!!!!!!!!!!!! - The Photo does not match [not even close] Dodson's drawing in Native Ecuadorian Orchids. The only reason I leave the photo up is that it is commercially sold as this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing not!