Monday, November 23, 2009

Mystery Maxillaria

Mystery Max - Flower photo by Richard LindbergMystery Max - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI went crazy at POE a couple of years ago and bought several Maxillaria plants. It used up all my orchid money in the first 15 minutes of the show.

One of them was labeled "Maxillaria species, Panama". It was huge and inexpensive. I couldn't resist.

I have not identified this plant yet. The best answer is that it is one of the Maxillaria grandiflora complex from the Andes and not from Panama at all. It may be a natural hybrid.

The plant is in bloom now. The plant picture is of 5 pieces of the original plant growing together in a basket. I intend to put each in its own pot next year if I can identify it better.

Does this look familiar?

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