Maxillaria johniana Kraenzl. 1910

Plant and Flowers in situ Peru Photos by B R Chambi and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Part shadeWarm Summer

Common Name John's Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Peru in wet montane forests at elevations around 910 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with obliquely ovoid-elliptic pseudobulbs subtended by foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single ligulate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 1.5 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 5, infundibuliform, imbricate, acuminate bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum plate 507 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing fide; de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 as M sp pg 405 #337 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009;