Maxillaria sanderiana Rchb. f. ex Sander 1888

Side View Of Flower Photos by Lourens Grobler


Common Name Sander's Maxillaria [English Nurseryman 1800's]

Flower Size 5" [12.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru on slopes with decomposing leaf detrius or on trees in wet montane forests at altitudes around 1200 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, robust, caespitose, solitary leafed, cool to cold growing epiphyte, lithophtye or terrestrial with abundant fine roots that form a "bird's nest" and ovoid, subglobose or oblong-ellipsoid pseudobulbs with the base concealed by several pairs of distichous, imbricating, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths and carrying a single apical, oblong-elliptic, cuneate, acute, conduplicate below into the subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a basal, lateral, with imbricating bracts that conceal almost all the peduncle, 4" [10cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant, sweet, floral scented flowers which are held below the pseudobulbs base.

Similar to Maxillaria augusta-victoriae, M christensonii, M crispiloba, M colombiana, M dichroma, M doucetteana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M fucata, M grandiflora, M grandis, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M macropoda, and Maxillaria turkeliae

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