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Maxillaria proboscidea

This is a discussion on Maxillaria proboscidea within the Orchids of Other Genera IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; a 2.5" non fragrant flower but it sits low in the leaves on a plant ...

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    Default Maxillaria proboscidea

    a 2.5" non fragrant flower but it sits low in the leaves on a plant that is about a foot tall. I like the flower, particularly that the anther cap sicks up between the petals, like a nose. I suspect that is where the species name derived from. I am not sure if the space could be used more wisely. I am trying to decide if this one will remain in my collection. It is reportedly a spring bloomer but mine blooms in the fall each year. Maybe it is still on a southern hemisphere schedule. It hails fro Venezuela.


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    What don't you like about it, Ron?

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    Nice color combo, I like the fact that it still blooms on its original homeland schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeW View Post
    What don't you like about it, Ron?
    The size of the plant compared to the the flower size and spike height...it takes up too much room. It is Phrag sized

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    Ron, I know what you mean. How many Maxs do you need anyways? Thanks for the Den ID. I knew it was anceps but forgot to change it. I burned it just a little last year and got a ton of flowers for it.

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    Ron, I understand about the space consumed for this plant but the flowers so pretty and very big too. I like it, if you can pass to me few bulbs I am very happy Ron. Nice plant and flowers.

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    Oh, Ron, a big plant is a showy plant. Just wait till you get blooms all over it and then you will love it. It is a beautiful bloom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joelin View Post
    Ron, I know what you mean. How many Maxs do you need anyways? Thanks for the Den ID. I knew it was anceps but forgot to change it. I burned it just a little last year and got a ton of flowers for it.
    LOL, I have 35 or so Max. species in my collection and do like the genus. This one is not commonly seen for sale. I had purchased it off a South American vendor. When repotting, I may keep a piece and divide the rest off. It get's to the point where one needs to prioritize, for space reasons, on which species to keep and which not to.

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    Hey, that's nice,Ron if you ever divide it keep me in mind!

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    seems floriferous.

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