Maxillaria frechettei D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

TYPE Drawing by J Perez, Bennett & Christenson

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name Frechette's Maxillaria [American Master Horticulturalist current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru on steep rocky exposed sierra slopes at elevations around 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovate-oblong, subcomplanate pseudobulbs subtended by bracts with the uppermost foliaceous, and carrying a single, apical, oblong, obliquely bilobed apically, petiolate below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring on a graceful, erect, with 7 to 8 lightly inflated tubular bracts, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with subsimilar to the peduncle bracts, acuminate, subequal to the ovary floral bracts and carrying spidery, yellow flowers with brownish sepaline tails and a column with reddish brown markings.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 694 Bennett & Christenson 2001 Drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014;