Maxillaria lexarzana Soto Arenas & F.Chiang 1992 sect. Cucullatae Christenson 2013 Photo by © Gustavo Victoria and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing © by Ricardo Peláez and The Herbario AMO Website

Part shadeWarmTo Cold LATESummer EARLYFall

Common Name Lexarza's Macroclinium [Spanish Orchid Explorer in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1.08 to 1.16" [2.7 to 3.9 cm]

Found in Michoacan, Colima and Morelos states of Mexico in wet montane oak/pine forests at elevations of 1600 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with oblong, narrowly elliptic to ovoid, compressed, rugose, green to yellow pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, oblong, ligulate, obtuse, basally conduplicate leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on 1 to 2, basal, on a newly matured pseudobulb, thin, ascending, 2 to 4.8" [5 to 12 cm] long, with 8, imbricate to spaced, longer towards the apex of the inflorescence, conduplicate, cucullate, triangular when extended bracts, single flowered inflorescence carrying relatively small, color variable flowers

Synonyms Camaridium atratum (Lex.) M.A.Blanco 2007; Psittacoglossum atratum Lex. 1825

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 12(2): 237-243. Soto Arenas & Chiang 1992 drawing/photo fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide