Maxillaria rodrigueziana J.T. Atwood & Mora-Ret. 1989 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013 Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Flower Closeup Photo courtesy of Allen Black

Common Name Rodriguez' Maxillaria

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 600 meters on tree trunks as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally and sometimes obscured by inflated, sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse to rounded leaf with an elongate, conduplicate petiole that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, 5 3/4" to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 4 to 7 inrolled, obtuse bracts and has showy, very fragrant flowers reminiscent of cheap perfume .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1361 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide;