Maxillaria cryptobulbon Carnevali & J.T. Atwood 1991 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013 Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids

Part shadeHotWarm SpringSummer

Common Name The Hidden Pseudobulb Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1700 meters near streams as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by a few imbricate, triangular, acute, inflated, persistent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence mostly enveloped by tubular, red to green, acute bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M brunnea drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as M triniatus drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M triniatus drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M brunnea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M triniatus drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as M brunnea photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = M cryptobulbon; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawings fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo ok