Thursday, February 26, 2009

Blooming today

Maxillaria grayi - Photo by Richard Lindberg

The genus Maxillaria contains contains 650 some species spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical Americas. They have a single flower. Generally warm to hot growing.

Maxillaria grayi grows in Ecuador, warm to hot growing, low light. I have tried various locations and Phal light seems best.

This is my one and only picture in I got the plant from Andy's Orchids and so was quite certain of the identification. I was pleased to be able to submit a flower picture.

Jay Phahl accepted the picture but added the qualification "I am not sure of this determination, comparing to Dodson's drawing the lateral petals should be ascending and the lower sepals apices are almost at a right angle to the base."

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