Maxillaria mariaisabeliae J.T.Atwood 1984 Drawing by Vasquez & Dodson 1980

Part Shade Cool LATEFall EARLIER Winter

Common Name Maria Isabela's Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cochabamba department of Bolivia in wet montane forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a repent rhizome covered with imbricate sheaths and giving rise to, at intervals, oblong, strongly compressed, with distinct shoulders at the apex, grooved pseudobulbs carrying 2 apical, oblong-elliptic, obliquely bilobed apically, subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and earlier winter on 2, suberect, enveloped by imbricating, increasingly larger above bracts, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceolate, acute longer than the ovaries floral bracts and carrying cupped, pink on the front, darker on the back flowers.

Synonyms Rhetinantha mariaisabeliae (J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 257 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 259 Dodson & Vasquez 1989 as M polybulbon Drawing fide; Maxillaria An Unfinished Monograph Vol 2 Christenson 2013;