Maxillaria crocea Lindl. 1835 Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista and Orchidstudium

Plant and Flowers Photo by Andy Philipps and Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

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Common Name The Saffron Yellow Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Peru and Brazil at elevations around 1500 to 2950 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid-cylindric pseudobulbs enveloped basally by 1 or more pairs of sometimes leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, acute, gradually narrowing below into the cuneate, stout, laterally compressed, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a 3.4" [8.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by several [5] loose, tubular sheaths and carrying fragrant, long-lasting flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria crocea var lietzei Regel 1889; Maxillaria lindleyana Schlechter 1921; Maxillaria lindleyana var lietzei [Regel] Hoehne 1953;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M lindleyana drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M lindleyana var lietzei; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970 as M lindleyana

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