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Maxillaria striata

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    This species is found in wet mountain forests ie cloud forests on the eastern slopes of the Andes in Peru, Columbia and Ecuador.The flower is 4.5" and is non-fragrant. This is one of my favorites. This one came from Columbia and although I like some other clones of this species for more intense lip striation I like this one for the contrast of the lip against the stripped flower.
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    Very nice, Ron.

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    Tom, I am still trying to perfect the culture on this one. I think I will be moving it to Sphag with treefern fibers.

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    Quite a large flower there! Very nice, Ron

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    I think it will do well in that mix, Ron. I have my M. sanderiana in moss and it is doing fine, but I might need to repot it more often.

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    well large flowers usually mean large plants in this genus. This has a nice tall spike which is a plus. Many Maxillarias hold their flowers at the base of the leaves. This one's spike is 8" tall.

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    just stunning ron!

    hmm,i guess this guy likes it cooler, right?

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    I want one! Even if it's not fragrant, it's such a neat looking flower.

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    Stunning! Goes to my wishlist (or any other of the lists I have...). Is it temp. tolerant?

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    I agree - stunning!

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