Maxillaria gentryi Dodson 1984 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Flower Closeup Photos by Mark Whitten

Part ShadeHot to Cool WinterandSpring

Common Name Gentry's Maxillaria [American Orchid Enthusiast in Ecuador]

Flower Size 2" [5cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 400 to 1550 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to oblong-ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by distichous sheaths with the upper 2 to 3 being leafbearing and carrying a single, apical erect, oblong-elliptic, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a single flowered, 6" [15 cm] long inflorescence completely enveloped by overlapping, imbricate bracts and with a single, cucullate floral bract that envelops the ovary and the flower base.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 941 Dodson 1984 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 2002 drawing fide