Maxillaria crassifolia [Lindl.] Reichb.f. 1854 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889

Lip Detail Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part shadeHotcoolSpring TO EARLY Summer

Common Name The Thick Leaved Maxillaria -In Florida - The Hidden Orchid

Flower Size 2/5" [1 cm]

Found in Florida, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, French Guiana, Guyana, Northern Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in wet tropical forests at elevations of sealevel to 1500 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte on rocks and cliffs with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, linear-lanceolate leaves that are conduplicate into the apex of the pseudobulb and blooms in the spring early summer in Lima Peru on an axillary, erect, short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flower close to the pseudobulb and arising on an older growth.

Synonyms Dicrypta baueri Lindl. 1830; Dicrypta crassifolia (Lindl.) Lindl. ex Loudon 1839; Epidendrum sessile Sw. 1788; *Heterotaxis crassifolia Lindl. 1826; Heterotaxis gatunensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Heterotaxis sessilis (Sw.) F.Barros 2002; Maxillaria gatunensis Schltr. 1922; Maxillaria sessilis (Sw.) Fawc. & Rendle 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 drawing fide; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as M sessilis drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 68. Panama Schlechter 1922; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 68. Panama Schlechter 1922 as M gatunensis; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 150 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 848 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1341 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 502 Bennett & Christenson 1998 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Vanishing Beauty; Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 as Heterotaxis sessilis photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 10 2008 photo as Heterotaxis sessilis; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Heterotaxis sessilis photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; An Illustrated Field Guide to the Orchids of the Yotoco Forest Reserve Colombia Kolanowska, Escobar, Sanchez & Szlachetko 2011 as Heterotaxis crassifolia drawing fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Heterotaxis sessilis photo hmm; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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