Maxillaria molitor Rchb. f. 1887 Photo by Jay Pfahl

Another Flower

Another Flower Photos by Eric Hunt

M molitor var purpurea Photo by Colomborquideas

Another Flower?

Plant grown by Marius Wasbauer, Photo by Dale and Deni Borders


Common Name or Meaning

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador in wet montane forests at elevations of 1900 to 3200 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphytic or terrestrial species on steep embankments with a short rhizome carrying elliptic, flattened pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating, distichous sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, oblong, narrowing below into the conduplicate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on an erect, basal, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular, acuminate sheaths.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 456 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photos fide; Orquideologia Vol 28 #1 2011 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 29 #1 2012 as M molitor var purpureaphoto fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;