Maxillaria dillonii D.E. Benn. & Christenson 1998 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889

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Common Name Dillon's Maxillaria [Named after Michael O. Dillon of the Field Museum (F) for his extensive work in the Peruvian Andes current]

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with ellipsoid to ovoid-pyriform, complanate, sulcate with age pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, imbricating, scarious bracts and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, subacute leaf with a complanate petiole that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, 6 to 7.2" [15 to 18 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence completely enveloped by 2 to 5, approximate, infundibuliform sheaths and having a floral bract that is slightly shorter than the ovary.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 503 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide