Maxillaria embreei Dodson 1994 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011

Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuador Orchid Website


Common Name Embree's Maxillaria [American Co-collector of Original species current]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1300 to 2800 meters as a medium to large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped by imbricating sheaths giving rise to linear, conduplicate towards the base leaves that blooms on a cluster of erect, short single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers close to the leaf base.

Synonyms Calawaya embreei (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing hmm/photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide