Maxillaria trilobulata D.E.Benn. & Christenson 1995

Another Flower Angle

Photos by Guido Deburghgraeve

Part Shade ColdSpring

Common Name The Three Lobed Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Huanuco department of Peru on steep moss covered clay slopes at elevations above 2300 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with ovoid, complanate, ancipitous, sulcate, rugose pseudobulbs subtended by several imbricating sheaths the uppermost leafbearing but quickly deciduous and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, minutely bilobed, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, shorter than the leaf, terete, 6" [15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 6 to 8, close, tubular, acuminate, slightly inflated bracts and shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 324 Bennett & Christenson 1995 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; LANKESTERIANA 14(1) 2014