Maxillaria polypetala is an orchid species identified by Steud. in 1821. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Maxillaria platypetala.
ORIGIN: Found in Peru in wet cool cloud forests at elevations around 1950 to 2400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial and less commonly epiphyte with narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic-lanceolate, acute, conduplicate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring and eary summer on lateral, at the pseudobulb base, 2 [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by several, conspicuous, imbricate, tubular, compressed bracts and has subsimilar, longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carries a single campanulate flower.
FLOWER SIZE: 3.2 inches [8 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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