Maxillaria conduplicata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1942 Photo by Zak Zahawi and The Wilson Botanical Garden WEbsite

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Alan Gregg

Inflorescence Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part sun WarmFall

Common Name The Folded Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with cane like stems with pseudobulbs only at the base of the plant and restricted to juvenile stage as ovoid and single leafed, with the subcoriaceous, oblong, acute to obtuse to bilobate leaf that blooms in the fall on a fascile of several single flowered, 1.6" [4 cm] long inflorescence subtended by acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Ornithidium conduplicatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sched. Orch. 8: 66.1925 as Ornithidium conduplicatum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Ornithidium conduplicatum photo fide;

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