Maxillaria jostii Dodson 2003 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013Photos by © Eric F. Rodríguez R and The Research Gate Website and Rev. Peru. Biol. 20(2): 125 - 128 (December 2013


Common Name Jost's Maxillaria [American Orchid enthusiast in Ecuador and Co-discoverer of the type current]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Zamora-Chinchipe Province of Ecuador and Cajamarca department of Peru in white sand at elevations around 2000 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with narrowly ovate, slightly flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 to 2 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, narrowly ovate-oblong, narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on an erect, terete, provided with 5 to 6 blunt bracts, to 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an acute, adpressed to the ovary, shorter than the ovary floral bract and carrying a nutant, red flower.

Synonyms Calawaya jostii (Dodson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ; *Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 pg 196 2003 Drawing fide; Rev. Peru. Biol. Vol 20 #2 pg 125 - 128 December 2013 photo fide