Maxillaria lankesteri Ames 1924Photos courtesy of Eric Hunt

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Daniel Jimenez

Another Color Form Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids, Copyright 2002 All rights reserved

Part shadeWarm TO HotFall

Common Name Lankester's Maxillaria [American Botanist in Costa Rica early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" to 1" [1.25 to 2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rainforests as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte occuring at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters with 3.2" [8 cm ] between each, cylindric to slightly tapered pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 2 foliate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous to fleshy, sessile, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the fall in situ.

Synonyms Camaridium lankesteri (Ames) M.A.Blanco 2007; Chaseopsis aurantiaca (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria bilobulata Senghas 1993; Ornithidium aurantiacum Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 241. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium aurantiacum; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M bilobulata; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 2 2006;

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