Maxillaria christobalensis Rchb.f. 1852 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889

Plant and Flowers in situ Peru Photos by Rebecca Repasky and the Atrium Biodiversity Information System Website

Part shade Warm fall

Common Name The Christobal Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Surinam, Fr Guiana, Guyana, Ecuador and Peru in rainforests at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with stout stems enveloped completely by distichous, closely imbricating, deciduous leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 2 apical, narrowly linear, semiterete, oblique, obtuse apex, ascending leaves that blooms in the fall on a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Camaridium christobalense (Rchb.f.) Hoehne 1947

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953; The Orchids of Peru Vol 3 Schweinfurth 1960;