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Orchid Species: Maxillaria balsamea

Kew currently accepted name is Lycaste cruenta

Maxillaria balsamea is an orchid species identified by (A.Rich.) Beer in 1854. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Lycaste cruenta.
Genus
Maxillaria (Max.)
Grex
balsamea
Parents
Species
Author
(A.Rich.) Beer
Year
1854
ORIGIN: This medium sized, cool to cold growing species occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador as an epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters.

DESCRIPTION: This medium sized, cool to cold growing species occurs in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica and El Salvador as an epiphyte or lithophyte at elevations of 1800 to 2200 meters with large, ovoid-oblong, compressed, spined pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several imbricating, scarious, sheaths and carrying several, deciduous, elliptic-lanceolate to broadly elliptic, plicate, acute or acuminate leaves that blooms in the spring on a lateral, several at once, to 7 [17.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with several inflated sheath bracts that has waxy, long-lasting, scented flowers and heavily spined pseudobulbs. Chiapas Mx., 1890m elev., near Teopisco, epiphytic on large oak limbs, in open oak woods, very plentiful.

FLOWER SIZE: To about 4 inches [to about 10 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Lycaste Lyc cruenta 1843 (Lindl.) Lindl.
Add+ Selbyana Slb cruenta 2010 (Lindl.) Archila
Add+ Lycaste Lyc rossiana 1893 Rolfe
Add+ Lycaste Lyc saccata 1847 A.Rich.
Add+ Lycaste Lyc x sulphurea
Add+ Lycaste Lyc balsamea 1847 A.Rich.
Add+ Lycaste Lyc chrysoptera 1849 C.Morren
Add+ Lycaste Lyc sulfurea
Add+ Maxillaria Max chrysoptera 1854 (C.Morren) Beer
Add+ Maxillaria Max cruenta 1842 Lindl.
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