Maxillaria acervata Rchb. f. 1855

Plant and Flower Photos by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part Suncool WarmFall THROUGHSpring

Common Name The Bundled Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in primary montane and premontane evergreen forests at elevations of 500 to 2000 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a branching rhizome giving rise to ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by basal sheaths when young and carrying [1] to 2 apical , oblong-lanceolate, obtusely to unequally bilobed leaves the blooms in the fall through spring on an axillary, .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly emerging leafy growth and with the ovary and pedicel enveloped by a subtending bract.

Synonyms Maxillaria foliosa Ames & C. Schweinf. 1925; Maxillariella acervata (Rchb. f.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Bonplandia 3:217.1855; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 229. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 301. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 153 Dodson 1980 as M foliosa drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 854 Hamer 1983 as M foliosadrawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1346 as M foliosa drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Lankesteriana 7(3): 528. 2007 as Maxillariella acervata; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Maxillariella acervata photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Maxillariella foliosa photo ok;

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