Maxillaria alfaroi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930 Drawing by Stig Dalstrom

TYPE Drawing

Collection Sheet of Holotype TYPE Drawing and Collection sheet by Ames and C Schweinfurth The Epidendra Website


Common Name Alfaro's Maxillaria [Costa Rican collector of the type earlier 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1400 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with or without a pseudobulbs in youth? but in maturity with a stem enveloped completely by deciduous, closely imbricating, conduplicate, linear-oblong to narrowly elliptic, abruptly narrowing , rounded to obtuse apically, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the in the later summer arising from some leaf axils, to less than 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying yellow orange colored, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Adamanthus alfaroi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Camaridium alfaroi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 10: 83-84. Ames & Scweinfurth 1930; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;