Maxillaria caucana Schltr. 1920 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo by Ecuagenera and their Ecuadorian Orchid Website

Another Flower not? Photo by Agroriente and their Peruvian Orchid Website

Part ShadeWarm Cool

Common Name The Cauca Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Colombia and Ecuador at elevations of 550 to 1450 as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a scrambling rhizome enveloped by distichous, elliptic, round leaves that blooms on a very short, single flowered inflorescence.

USE WITH CAUTION! The first photo is close but does not match the drawing by Dodson in Native Orchids but it is the only reference I have for this species. The second photo is not even close to the drawing by Dodson in Native Orchids but it is the only reference I have for this species so I have left it as the photo are of what is sold as M caucana.

Synonyms Maxillariella caucana (Schltr.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten II Colombia Schlechter 1920; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002

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