Maxillaria pulla Linden & Rchb. f. 1854 Photo by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Another Flower Angle Photo by Jay Pfahl.

Part shadeColdSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Dark Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 2220 to 2800 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with clustered, broadly ovate, longitudinally compressed, ribbed pseudobulbs enveloped partially by several distichous, scarious sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, channeled petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 4 to 5, inflated, distichous, imbricate, acuminate bracts arising with a new growth and holding the flower at about mid-leaf

Synonyms Maxillaria dalstromii Dodson 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855; Fieldiana Biology, Vol 33, 1st Supple. to the Orchids of Peru Schweinfurth 1970; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 940 Dodson 1984 as Maxillaria dalestroemii drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M dalstroemii drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 80 #1 2016 photo fide;