Maxillaria huntii Christenson 2009 sect. Urceolatae Christenson 2013 Photo by Marni Turkel

Plant Photo by Patricia Harding

Part Shade Warm Cool

Common Name David Hunt's Maxillaria {American Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 1.46" [3.6 cm]

Found in the department of San Martin Peru without locality as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a laxly pendent stem carrying cylindrical pseudobulbs and carrying terete, fleshy leaves that blooms on a short, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a series of densely overlapping bracts and has an ovate, aciculate floral bract.

Similar to the Colombian M subulifolia as they both share the pendent habit, terete leaves and elongate, straight columns with apical quadrate wings, this one differs though in the longer pseudobulbs, larger flowers, much wider lip [9mm in this one versus 3mm in M subulifolia] and sessile pollina.

Synonyms Christensonella huntii (Christenson) S.Koehler 2012

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digest Vol 73 #1 Pupulin & Dressler 2009 drawing/photo fide;