Maxillaria nutans Lindl. 1845 Photo by Eric Hunt

Flower Closeup Photo by Joseph Dougherty

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Common Name The Nodding Maxillaria

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Found in Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1800 to 3000 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial that blooms in the spring and summer on a horizontal to nutant, peduncle provided with 6 pedunclular, clasping bracts, single flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide