Maxillaria hillsii Dodson 1994

Side View of Flower

Plant and flowers Photos by © Mark Whitten

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © Dodson

Part shadeWarmTo Cold Summer

Common Name or Meaning Hills' Maxillaria [Dr Harold Hill - Co-Collector of the type species current]

Flower Size

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 700 to 2500 meters as a warm to cold growing epiphyte with close set, broadly ovate, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped below by distichous, imbricating sheaths the uppermost 2 leaf-bearing and carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, acute, cuneate below, coriaceous, narrowing below into the compressed, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on 1 to 3, erect, basal, to 4.8" 12 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Part of the M grandiflora group.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideología 19(3): 71-73.Dodson 1994 Drawing fide Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide