Maxillaria elatior (Rchb. f.) Rchb. f. 1863 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Eric Hunt, plant grown by Andy's Orchids.

Another Clone Photo by Nina Rach and Downs Matthews

FragrancePart shadeCoolTo WarmFall To Spring

Common Name The Sturdy Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in evergreen forests on larger branches at elevations of 400 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with an upright climbing growth habit carrying 2", ovate, smooth to rugose, laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, distichous, imbricate, deciduous, conduplicate leaf-bearing sheaths carrying one or two, 8" [20 cm] long by 2" wide, glossy, petiolate foliage and 3-4 basal, that blooms in the fall, winter and spring as apical, short, single flowered inflorescence emerging from maturing growths over several months carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Camaridium xylobiichilum Kraenzl. 1920; *Dicrypta elatior Rchb. f. 1843; Maxillaria albertii Schltr. 1923; Maxillaria triangularis Lindl. 1845; Maxillariella elatior (Rchb. f.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 3 1980 photo; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 853 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1344 Atwood 1993 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1344a Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 photo ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Maxillariella elatior photo fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Maxilariella eliator photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide

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