Maxillaria sanderiana

Maxillaria sanderiana

Maxillaria sanderiana                                                                                                                                                       photo C. Solimbergo
taxonomy described by (Sander)  Reichenbach, Heinrich Gustav 
  published in       Reichenbachia  1 : 57, pl . 25    1888
  family Orchidaceae
  subfamily Epidendroideae
  tribe Cymbidieae
  subtribe Maxillariinae
  genus Maxillaria  Ruiz & Pavon 1794
  metabolism  CAM pathway, stomata of the leaves are open at night.  
    (K.Silvera, L.S. Santiago, J.C. Cushman, K. Winter - International Symposium on Plant Biology, August 2013)
    it is useful give the soluble mineal nutriens, on the roots.
native of origins among debris or leaves, on the trees, in rainforests of Ecuador (Azuay, Cañar, Morona-Santiago,
    Napo, Tungurahua), Peru
  altitude  1200 - 2500 m  (3960 - 8250 ft)

climate informations from Huánuco (Huanuco, Peru)


Köppen climate classification : Cfb, humid subtropical climate in all seasons, with hot summers


the weather station data (temperatures are calculated for an altitude of 1850 m / 6100 ft) :

    Maxillaria sanderiana b gr uk

in Huànuco this orchid blooms with a photoperiod, which varies during the year, from 12 h 38 m' to 11 h 22 m'

  life form

epiphyte,  litophyte or geophyte   


partial shade 



inflorescence    length

20 cm (8"), basal 

  nr flowers

1, fragrant 



single flower 10 L 12 cm (4" L 4.8") 


≈ 30 - 40 days     


to bloom from birth, ≈ 60 days

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