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Genus: Maxillaria Species: scalariformis Indigenous to: Panama Maxillaria / scalariformis.
4" Pot
Ecuador Porroglossum / aureum.
Slab Mounted Plant
Genus: Porroglossum Species: aureum Indigenous to: Ecuador
this great truly bizarre genus is closely allied to Masdevallias, this species has clumping dark green 4" foliage, radiating short spikes are successive-flowering, the bizarre 3/4" blooms are blood red , the lateral sepals form a pair of water buffalo-like horns with minutely fanged tips, the grotesque dorsal sepal has an erect purple tip Scaphosepalum / anchoriferum (fortuna rojo).
4" Basket
Ecuador Scaphosepalum / breve.
2" Pot
this is a great miniature species with Martian-like blooms closely related to Masdevallias, clumping foliage up to 4"; radiating spikes up to 5" are successive-flowering, the bizarre 1" blooms have creamy yellow v-shaped horn-like tails coming out of a purple-striped body that frame the inverted fingerlike purple dorsal sepal tip