Maxillaria nasuta Rchb. f. 1866 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889

Side View Of Flower Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part shadeWarmSummer

Common Name The Nosed Maxillaria

Flower Size 3" [8cm]

A wet montane forest, small to medium sized, hot growing, caespitose, fan shaped growth with small pseudobulbs that is found as an epiphyte or a terrestrial occuring from Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at altitudes of 220 to 1800 meters with ovate, strongly complanate, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a fan of imbricating, subequal, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2 apical, lorate, basally conduplicate, obliquely bilobed, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, 2" [5 cm]long, single flowered inflorescence concealed by 4 to 5 loose, imbricate, elongate bracts holding the flower at mid leaf level and arising from a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Maxillaria brevipedunculata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930; Maxillaria glumacea Rolfe; Maxillaria nasalis Rchb.f 1872.; Nitidobulbon nasutum (Rchb.f.) Ojeda & Carnevali 2009; Nitidobulbon oxysepalum (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as M nasalis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M glumacea; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = M proboscidea; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 158 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 860 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1354 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 108 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1047 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as M xanthohoda photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Nitiobulbon nasutum photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Nitiobulbon nasutum photo fide;

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