Maxillaria luteo-alba Lindl. 1846 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889

Specimen plant Photos by Lourens Grobler

Another Clone Photo courtesy of David Morris at Clackamas Orchids

FragrancePart shadeHotTo CoolSpringand EARLY Summer

Common Name The Yellow and White Maxillaria

Flower Size to more than 4" [to more than 10 cm]

Found from Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela at 100 to 1800 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing, epiphytic species that has clustered, ovoid-oblong, slightly compressed, dark brown pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong-elliptic, petiolate, rigid, suberect, obtuse leaf that blooms in the spring and early summer on a erect or ascending, 3 1/2 to 6" [8.75 to 15 cm] long, inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb, with faintly fragrant, long-lasting, variable colored flowers and several papery, tubular bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria luteo-grandiflora hort. 1871; Maxillaria turneri G.Nicholson 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Bonplandia 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 26 No 5 1957 drawing; AOS Bulletin Vol 27 No 6 1958; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing good; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 photo fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 6 2004 photo;

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