Maxillaria farinosa Arévalo & Christenson 2013 publ. 2012sect. Siagonanthus [Poepp. & Endl.] Christenson 2013 Photo by © Rafael Arevalo and The Epidendra Website

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Rafael Arevalo


Common Name The Floury Maxillaria [refers to the dusting of the upper surface of the lip]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia in humid montane forests on roadside banks at elevations of 1350 to 1600 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with greenish, ovoid, somewhat flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptical to oblanceolate, acute, coriaceous, slightly revolute, conduplicate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, basal, to 7.6" [19 cm] long overall, peduncle purplish brown, 4.2 to 4.52" [10.5 to 11.3 cm] long, with 4 to 7 lanceolate bracts, rachis 2.28 to 3.4" [5.7 to 8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying a resupinate flower


References W3 Tropicos Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #1 2013 photo/drawing fide;