Maxillaria striata Rolfe Subgen Camaridium? Photo By Lourens Grobler

Another View Photo By Patricia Harding


Common Name The Striped Maxillaria

Flower Size to 5" [to 12.5 cm]

Found in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia in very wet montane forests at elevations of 700 to 2200 meters on the eastern edge of the Andes as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that has clustered, ovoid to oblong-cylindrical, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several distichous, imbricating sheaths and carrying a single, apical, petiolate, oblong or oblong-elliptic, coriaceous, acute or obtuse leaf that blooms in the late summer and fall on a basal, suberect or erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb that holds its large, showy flower above the leaves.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 460 Dodson 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 6 2002 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol. 23 No 2 2004 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 5 2006 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 26 No 1 2009 as M striata var xanthina photo fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orquideas del Peru Freuler 2010 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #5 2016 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #4 2017 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;