Maxillaria thurstoniorum Dodson 1994 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Side View of Flower Photos by Gary Yong Gee and his Orchid Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dodson

Part shadeCool

Common Name or Meaning Thurston's Maxillaria [American Co-Collector of species]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 1500 meters as a cool growing epiphtye with fusiform pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, obtuse, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing