Maxillaria turkeliae Christenson 2000 Photo by Marnie Turkel

Another Color Form

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Colored Flower

Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Common Name Turkel's Maxillaria [American Orchid Enthusiast in California current]

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in Azuay Ecuador at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with compressed pseudobulbs carrying ligulate, acute leaves that blooms on erect, to 9.6" [23 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with tubular, obovate, acuminate, keeled floral bracts and carrying suberect, cupped flowers.

Similar to Maxillaria augustae-victoriae, M christensonii M colombiana, M crispiloba, M dichroma, M x doucetiana, M eburnea, M elegantula, M fletcheriana, M fucata, M grandiflora, M irrorata, M lehmannii, M macropoda and M sanderiana

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchid Digerst Vol 64 #2 2000 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 #2 2009 photo fide