Maxillaria grandimentum C. Schweinf. 1944 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Another Flower Angle Photo byPatricia Harding

Common Name The Large Chin Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Peru at elevations of 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing orchid with ovoid-cylindric, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by a pair of distichous, oblong-triangular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, elliptic-oblong, acute to shortly acuminate, cuneate below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms on an abbreviated, to .6" [1.5 cm] long, lateral, basal, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 5, ventricose, imbricating bracts and carrying subfleshy, rather small flowers.

Synonyms Sauvetrea grandimentum (C.Schweinf.) Szlach.2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Scheinfurth 1960 drawing fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide