Maxillaria dendrobioides (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1940

Plant and Flowers Photos by © Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Flowers Photo by David Morris at Clackamas Orchids

Flower Closeup in situ Costa Rica

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photo by Wilfried Löderbusch

Part SunWarm TO Cool WinterSpringSummerFall

Common Name The Dendrobium-Like Maxillaria

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama d at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte that has an Epidendrum-like vegatative look with an erect, sometimes branching stem carrying many, densely distichous, elliptic to lanceolate, coriaceous, unequally bilobulate apically, basally clasping leaf that blooms at any time of the year on a .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence mostly concealed by subulate floral bracts.

Synonyms Adamanthus dendrobioides (Schltr.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; *Camaridium dendrobioides Schltr. 1918; Camaridium jimenezii Schltr. 1918; Camaridium simile Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 57. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium jimenezii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 142. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium dendrobioides; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 238. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium dendrobioides; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 239. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium simile; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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