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Clear Mountain Garden TreasuresMaxillaria grandiflora

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Glossary
pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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pseudobulb
A swollen stem found mainly in orchids
see also Bulbs, Corms and Tubers.
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Maxillaria grandiflora

Flower
Family Orchidaceae
Name Maxillaria grandiflora
Abbreviation Max.
Etymology
Maxillaria From Latin maxilla meaning jaw, referring to part of the flower that resembles an insect's jaw.
grandiflora From Latin grandis meaning great, and Latin flora meaning flowers.

  See also:  Other Genera

This Maxillaria comes from high elevation cloud forests of South America. As far as Maxillaria species goes, it has one of the largest flowers, up to 80mm across. Each pseudobulb produces several flowers from the base.


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