Maxillaria grandis Rchb.f. 1876 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Part shade WarmCold Spring

Common Name The Large Maxillaria [refers to the plant and the flowers]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a large sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a basal, very short single flowered inflorescence holding the fragrant flower close to the pseudobulb base.

Similar to Maxillaria augustae-victoriae, M christensonii M colombiana, M crispiloba, M dichroma, M x doucetiana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M fucata, M grandiflora, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M macropoda, M sanderiana and Maxillaria turkeliae


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 Photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;