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Genus: Maxillaria

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Orchidaceae

Thirteen species cultivated.

Species cultivated in southern Africa

List from Glen (2002).

Maxillaria alba

Native to central America and northern South America.


Maxillaria attenuata

Native to Costa Rica.


Maxillaria calantha

Native to Peru.


Maxillaria crassifolia

Native to Brazil.


Maxillaria cucullata

[= Maxillaria praestans]

Native from Mexico to Panama.


Maxillaria lepidota

Native from Venezuela to Ecuador.


Maxillaria miniata

Native to Colombia.


Maxillaria nigrescens

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.


Maxillaria ramosissima

Native to Peru.


Maxillaria reichenheimiana

Native to Costa Rica.


Maxillaria triloris

Native to Venezuela.


Maxillaria variabilis

Native to central America, the West Indies and Guyana.


Maxillaria venusta

Native to Colombia and Venezuela.


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