Maxillaria jucunda F.Lehm. & Kraenzl. 1899 Drawing by Culbertson & Dodsom

Part Shade Cool Fall Winter

Common Name The ? Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations around 1100 to 1200 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte or terrestrial on steep embankments with close set, ovate, compressed pseduobulbs enveloped by distichous, imbricating, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, oblong, acute, cuneate below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall and early winter on several, basal, enveloped by bracts, 3.6" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying pure white flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum plate 536 Dodson 1989 drawing fide;