Maxillaria xantholeuca Schltr. 1921 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 Drawing by Bermeo & Dodson

Part Shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The Yellow and White Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Ecuador and Peru in wet montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a creeping rhizome with .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] between each ovate, compressed, smooth pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 to 3 distichous, imbricate, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, coriaceous, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on 2 to 5, basal, enveloped by distichous bracts, single flowered inflorescence with a three winged ovary and carrying yellow green flowers.

Synonyms Sauvetrea xantholeuca (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 551 Dodson 1989 drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013 drawing fide;