Maxillaria fractiflexa Rchb. f. 1878 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Side View of Flower

Another Flower

Photos by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup

Photo by Jay Pfahl, plant grown by Arturo Carrillo

Plant and Flowers in situ Ecuador

Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name The Inward-Rolling Maxillaria [Refers to the sepals]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 800 to 2000 meters as a medium to large sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pseudobulbs enveloped completely by oblong-ligulate, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on erect, single flowered inflorescence with ligulate, acute bracts.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide