Lepanthes maxonii Schltr. 1913 Photo courtesy of Lourens Grobler

Side View of Flower Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Cold LATEWinter EARLYSpring

Common Name Maxon's Lepanthes [Original Colector of Species]

Flower Size 1.2" tall [3 cm tall]

Found in Panama at 2000 to 2600 meters as a small sized, cold growing epiphyte with flexuous, glabrous ramicauls enveloped by many, lepanthiform sheaths with dilated, ovate-acuminate, densely papillose ostia and carrying a single, apical, erect, oval, acuminate, very tridenticulate apically, basally contracted into the petilolate base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a graceful, elongate, distichous, 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely many successively flowered inflorescence

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 12: 204. 1913; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946

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