Maxillaria pyhalae D.E.Benn. & Christenson 2001

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Part shade Cold Summer

Common Name Pyhala's Maxillaria [Finnish Ambasador to Peru current]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found only in Peru in cold wet cloud forests at elevations around 2600 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial and less commonly epiphyte with ovoid, lightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several pairs of graduated sheaths and carrying a single, lorate, attenuate abruptly to the channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, to 20" [to 50 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 7 to 8, infundibuliform, acuminate bracts and just short of the ovaries length floral bracts and carrying a strongly nodding flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 703 Bennett & Christenson 2001 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014