Maxillaria whittenii Dodson 1994

View of Flower from below Photos by Dr Mark Whitten

Full Shade Cool

Common Name Whitten's Maxillaria [American Botanist at University of Florida 1954 - 4/2019]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations of 1000 to 1900 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by 2 sets of imbricating, uppermost leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, narrowing below into the conduplicate, elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms on an axillary, from the leaf bearing sheath, erect, provided with 5 or so, inflated bracts, 4" [10 cm]long, single flowered inflorescence.


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