Maxillaria biolleyi (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1941 Photo by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Part Shade CoolColdFallWinter

Common Name Biolley's Maxillaria [Botanist in Costa Rica 1900's]

Flower Size 3/8 to 1/2" [1.1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in rainforests at elevations of 1600 to 3000 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating leaf sheaths and each carrying, deciduous, narrowly elliptic, acute, conduplicate below into the indistinct petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on 2 to many per axil, 2 to 2.8" [5 to 7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by a somewhat membraneous, floral bract

Synonyms Camaridium biolleyi (Schltr.) Schltr. 1918; *Ornithidium biolleyi Schltr. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 59. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium biolleyi; 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 1997; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 1 2006 photo

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