Maxillaria chimalapana Soto Arenas & Salazar 2008 sect. Cucullatae Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing by M A Lopez Rojas & Soto

Part Shade Cool LATERSpring

Common Name The Chimalapa Maxillaria [an area of the western portion of the Sierra Madre de Chiapas in Oaxaca]

Flower Size 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico in the Zoque region of Chimalapa in elfin montane rainforest at elevations around 1850 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with obliquely oblong to oblong-elliptic, compressed, smooth, wrinkled with age, green to yellow pseudobulbs enveloped basally by strongly conduplicate, concave, scarious, brown, triangular, acute sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-oblong, obtuse, emarginate, minutely apiculate, carinate beneath, conduplicate below into the base leaf that blooms in the later spring on 2 to 5, erect, basal, on a newly arising growth, ascending, peduncle with 8 nodes, with imbricate and tubular below, more spaced out above, progressively larger towards the apex, conduplicate, cucullate, whitish green to coffee colored, scarious, lanceolate-ovate, obtuse bracts, 6 to 8.8" [15 to 22 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with similar to the peduncle bracts but ovate, subacute, longer than the ovary and touching the base of the dorsal sepal floral bracts and carrying flowers with white creamy orange tepals, a white orange base to the lip, the rest and part of the callus coffee brown, dirty rose colored, the apex pale yellow brown, a yellowish white column with violet spots towards the base.

Synonyms Camaridium chimalapanum (Soto Arenas & Salazar) Solano 2011

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1046 Soto 2008 Drawing fide;