Maxillaria infausta Rchb.f.1855 Photo by Orchids Plus Australia Website

Part shadeCold Spring

Common Name The Poor Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Peru in seasonally wet forests at elevations around 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a long rhizome enveloped by scarious, clasping conduplicate, loose, acuminate sheaths and giving rise to distant, elliptic to ovate-oblong pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few, scarious sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing carrying 2 apical, thin, oblong-lanceolate, conduplicate below, soon deciduous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, 1.5" [3.75 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with 2, triangular, acute bracts

Synonyms Maxillariella infausta (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 107 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing fide;