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Plants in the genera Lycaste, Maxillaria, and related genera.  Both genera have undergone taxonomic changes.  We post the new "corect" names as well as the old common names.

For questions regarding any plants please email me at Jim@MarlowOrchids.com, or give me a call at 585-889-7083 and I will be happy to help you.

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    This is a member of section Cinnabarinae.  This species was originally described as a Lycaste.  It was also included in the genus Ida. WIth new DNA work it has been placed in Sudamerlycaste.  It is native to north west South America.  Pseudobulbs are 3" - 5" tall and topped by two thin textured leaves measuring 2' - 3' long.  Inflorescences are produced basally and are 10" - 20" tall.  Inflorescences are single flowered but 5-7+ are produced per pseudobulb.  Individual flowers are 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" across and 4" - 5" tall and are somewhat nodding.  Sepals and petals are light to medium green.  The labellum is bright to dull orange.  This plant will grow in intermediate temperatures.  It prefers bright indirect light somewhere between Phalaenopsis and Cattleya light.

    Divisions from plants imported in 2005

    Plants are flowering size in 4" pots.   Inquire

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    This particular plant won the BenJamin Berliner Award in 2008 for most outstanding Lycaste.

    This is a member of section Ciliatae.  This species was originally described as a Lycaste.  It was also included in the genus Ida. WIth new DNA work it has been placed in Sudamerlycaste.  It is native to north west South America.  Pseudobulbs are 3" - 5" tall and topped by two thin textured leaves measuring 2' - 3' long.  Inflorescences are produced basally and are 10" - 20" tall.  Inflorescences are single flowered but 5-7+ are produced per pseudobulb.  Individual flowers are 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" across and 4" - 5" tall and are somewhat nodding.  Sepals are light to medium green.  The petals are white or a lighter green than the sepals. This plant flowers in the late fall and early Winter.  This plant will grow in intermediate temperatures.  It prefers bright indirect light somewhere between Phalaenopsis and Cattleya light.   If grown in a wood basket this plant can preform as shown in the photo. 

    Plants are flowering size divisions growing in 5"- 51/2 inch plastic pots.

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    A member of section Ornithidium.  Section Ornithidium has been elevated to generic status so this species is now known as Ornithidium coccineum.  This species is native to the Carribean islands, Colombia, Venezuala, and north west Brazil.  The plant is a compact to miniature grower. Growths are 4" - 6" tall.  New growths are produced slightly above the previous growth so the plant tends to grow up and out of a pot.  Inflorescences are 1" - 4" long and 4-20 are produced from teh bases of the pseudobulbs.  Individual flowers are 1/2" - 1" across.  Flowers are a VIBRANT red-orange.  The labellum is yellwo in teh center.  Plants flower in Winter.   Plants will grow well in Cattleya light but kept evenly moist.

    Plants are flwoering size in 2" pots.

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    A member of section Aggregatae.  This species is native to Peru.  Plants grow 10" - 12" tall.  Pseudobulbs produce a single thick textured leaf 7" - 10" long.  Each pseudobulb produces 3-6 single flowered inflorescences.   Inflorescences are 5" - 8" long.  Flowers are spidery with elongate sepals and petals.  Individual flowers are 2 1/2" - 3 1/2" across.  Sepals and petals are cream to yellow, with the apical 1/2 darker yellow.   The petal bases or colored purple or purple-brown.  The labellum is bright yellow with the basal 1/2 purple or purple-brown.  Plants quickly form many flowered specimen plants.  Plants will grow well in intermediate to cool conditions.  Cattleya level light is preferred.

    Plants are flowering size to near flowering size 3" pots growing in in moss and perlite mix. 

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    This species has been known as Maxillaria lankesteri for many years.  However recent taxonomic work has changed the name to Camaridium aurantiacum,  aurantiacum being an earlier forgotten name.  This species is native to Costa Rica and Panama.  Plants are monopodial, meaning they grow upright similar to a Phalaenopsis or Vanda.   Flowering sized plants are compact 5" - 7" tall, but continue to grow.  Plants will freely branch from the base.  Inflorescences are produced 1-2 per leave axil and are 1/2" - 1"  long.   Individual flowers are 1/2" - 1" wide.  Sepals and petals are off-white to cream-green with 5-8 longitudinal red-purple stripes.  The labellum is a lighter color and similarly striped.  Plants grow quickly and produce flowers all year long.   These will grow well with Phalaenopsis.

    Plants are flowering size in 1 1/2" - 2" pots.  (SOLD OUT)

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    A member of section Aggregatae.  This species is native Costa Rica, Panama and north eastern South America.  .  Plants grow 10" - 12" tall.  Pseudobulbs produce a single thick textured leaf 7" - 10" long.  Each pseudobulb produces 3-6 single flowered inflorescences.   Inflorescences are 3" - 6" long.  Flowers are spidery with elongate sepals and petals.  Individual flowers are 3 1/2" - 4 1/2" across.  Sepals and petals are cream to yellow, with the apical 1/2 darker yellow.   The petal bases are colored purple or purple-brown.  The labellum is bright yellow with the basal 1/2 purple or purple-brown.  Flowers last 3 weeks.  Plants quickly form many flowered specimen plants.  Plants will grow well in intermediate to cool conditions.  Cattleya level light is preferred.

    Plants are flowering size 4-6 growths in 3" plastic pots.

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    $25.00

    A member of section Maxillaria.  This species is native to high elevations of Peru.  Pseudobulbs are 2" tall and topped by a single 4" - 7" leathery leaf.  Inflorescences are 2" - 3" and produced basally.  Inflorescences are single flowered but each pseudobulb produces 2-4.  Individual flowers are  3" - 4" across.  Sepals are white flushed rose at the tips.  The petals are held forward and are white flushed and veined rose.  The labellum is bright yellow .   Mature plants will develope many growths and produce dozens of flowers.  These compact growing plants will grow well under cool - intemediate temperatures.  They will do well under Phalaenopsis or Cattleya light levels.

    Plants are flowering size in 4" pots.

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    The second photograph is of the AMAZINGLY spotted  foliage.

    These are divisions of a very vigorous plant that received a Certificate of Cultural Merit 

    Plants are flowering size 4-6 growths in 3" plastic pots.

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    A member of section Maxillaria.  This species is native to high elevations of Ecuador and Peru.  Pseudobulbs are 2" - 3" tall and topped by a single 5" - 8" leaf.  Inflorescences are produced basally and  are 3" -4" long.  Each inflorescence is single flowered but 3-6 are produced per pseudobulb.  Sepals and petals are white to off white, the basal 1/3-1/2 are a rich dark red-purple.  The labellum is white or cream with the edge dark red-purple.  The labellum apex is fuzzy.  These plants like cold to intermediate temperatures.  They will do well in Phalaenopsis to Cattleya light levels. 

    These are divisions of an excellent clone.

    Plants are flowering size to near flowering sized in 3" plastic pots growing in moss/perlite mix. 

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     A member of section Maxillaria.  This species is native to high altitudes of Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.  Pseudobulbs are 3" - 4" tall topped by a single 6" - 10" leaf.  Inflorescences are produced basally and are 10" - 12" long.  Each inflorescence is single flowered but 3-6 are produced per pseudobulb.  Individual flowers are 5" - 6" across.  Sepals and petals are dull yellow longitudinally striped red-purple,  The labellum is white to off white veined red-purple.  This plant prefers cool conditions but will do fine on the lower end of intermediate temperatures.  Plants prefer Cattleya level light conditions.  Plants should be kept evenly moist with good sir circulation.

    Plants are flowering size in 4" pots growing in moss/perlite mix

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    This species was originally described as Maxillaria tenufolia, due to taxonomic changes it is now Maxillariella tenuifolia.   Pseudobulbs are 1 1/2" - 2" long and topped by a single leaf.  Leaves are 8" - 12" long and 1/2" - 1" wide.  New growths form slighty above the previous growth.  As a result the plant will slowly grow upwards out of a pot.  Inflorescences are basal to the mature pseudobulb and are 1" long.  Inflorescences are single flowered but 1-3 can be produced per pseudobulb.  Individual flowers are 1" across.  Sepals and petals are red-bronze.  The labellum is white with large irregular red-bronze spots.   Flowers last 3-5 weeks.  This is a very easy plant to grow and flower.  Flowers are INCREDIBLY fragrant of coconut, hence the common name.  They can quickly grow into HUGE specimen plants in a few years.  Larger mature plants can be in flower all year long. These will grow well in Cattleya conditions.

    Plants are flowering size in 3" - 4" pots.

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     Many thanks to Tim Choltco of Pittsburgh PA. for his wonderful taxonomic descriptions of plants listed on this website.  Tim attended Penn State University where he majored in plant biology with a focus on taxonomy.  Tim is a life-long plantsman who breeds Daylilies as well as 'at-risk' wild flowers.  He's an active member of Pittsburgh Orchid Society and has grown orchids for over 30 years.

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