Maxillaria cacaoensis J.T. Atwood 1998/9.

Side View Of Flower Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower? Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower? Photo courtesy of Eric Hunt

Part sunHot To Warm

Common Name The Cacao Maxillaria [A Hill In Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Guanacaste coast in cloud forests at elevations around 100 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, densely caesiptose, hot to warm growing epiphyte with coarsly rugose, semiorbicular,compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous,strongly keeled beneath, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a short to 1.2" [3 cm], single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a few scarious bracts and the flower is concealed by the subtending floral bract.

The first 2 photos were ID ed by Eric Christenson


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium mombachoensis not photo fide;