Maxillaria perryae Dodson 1982 photo by Eric Hunt copyrighted

Plant and Flowers Photo by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Perry's Maxillaria [Mrs. Ann Perry who Discovered species current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in eastern Ecuador in extremely wet montane forest at elevations of 750 to 1550 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovate, rugose, irregularily furrowed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, scarious, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying 2 apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptical, acute leaves that narrows into a basal, elongate, terete petiole and blooms in the winter on several erect, basal, to 5 3/5" [to 14 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb enveloped completely by imbricating, tubular sheaths and holding the single flower beneath the leaf.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 457 Dodson 1982 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide;