Maxillaria grayi Dodson 1994

Side View of Flower

Photos by A J Ballon and The Atrium Website

TYPE Drawing Type Drawing by Dodson

Full Shade Warm Cool LATERSpring

Common Name Gray's Maxillaria [Australian Co-colletor of the type species current]

Flower Size 1.6" [4cm]

Found in Ecuador at the base of vertical limestone bluffs at elevations of 900 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with elliptic pseudobulbs enveloped completely by a few imbricate, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, elongate, petiolate base leaf and blooms in the later spring on an axillary, 5" [12.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising through the leaf sheath, and enveloped completely by imbricating, scarious, triangular, conduplicate sheaths.

IDed by Dr Eric Christenson


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #4 2011 photo fide;