Maxillaria wercklei (Schltr.) L.O. Williams 1940

Plant and Flowers Photo by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Part shadeCoolTo WarmWinterSummerFall

Common Name Werckle's Maxillaria [German Orchid Collector in Central America 1800's]

Flower Size 5/16" [7 mm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama? and Colombia? in premontane forests at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 1.6" [4 cm] between each cylindric to tapered pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by 1 to 2, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous to fleshy, sessile, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaf that blooms in the fall through winter and summer on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly forming growth and subtended by a floral bract.

Synonyms Camaridium pygmaeum M.A.Blanco 2007; Camaridium wercklei Schltr. 1923; Chaseopsis wercklei (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; * Ornithidium wercklei Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 58. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium werklei; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 244. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium werklei; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 305. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium werklei; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium pygmaeum photo fide;

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