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Maxillaria striata

Posted by orchidnick z9Ca (orchidnick@yahoo.com) on
Tue, Aug 19, 14 at 18:45

Found in Peru, Ecuador and Colombia as a cold to warm, wet grower. Flowers are large and showy. About 5" across.

Nick


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Flowers are held high on a tall, rigid stalk, no staking required here. The squashed looking flower is just beginning to open.

Nick


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It's got 2 flowers on top and 3 more coming out the sides of the net pot. Looks a bird of prey ready to strike. Very impressive even as a bud.

Nick


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Gorgeous. I am assuming this one is a pretty sizable plant to go along with that impressive flower size.


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No, amazingly the plant is not that big and this is the first bloom. The second picture shows all of the leaves. Like other Maxillarias, it is not waiting for the end of the bloom cycle but is actively making new growths as it is developing the flowers. I have seen pictures of this plant with 20 flowers crowding the available space, just spectacular. Some people call it the most impressive of the Maxillarias although it has plenty of competition as there are others, especially the bottom bloomers, which can be equally stunning.

Since this is the first bloom, I can't wait for the 3rd, 4th and 5th bloom. Hopefully it keeps what it promises.

Nick


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This post really surprised me. And the plant just look like a bird. Amazing pics man. Lots of appreciation for your work.


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3 open now, 2 more coming.

Nick


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Another view.

Nick


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Lovely blooms. Like the frilly tongue.


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This one will go on my wishlist. Even the inflorescence are impressive.


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Where did you find this one?


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Found it on eBay. Don 't remember who. The tag is blank as to origin.

Nick


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Darn those great eBay finds.


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I'd offer you a division but it's really not that big a plant and definitely is not ready to be divided. Amazing how much flowering volume this young plant produced. Andy does not list it but I'm sure he has it if you make a direct query. Give him a call, you'd be amazed what he has under the bench.

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Thanks for the tip. I have to ask Andy for somthing and come up empty handed as long as it is a species.


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