Maxillaria endresii Rchb. f. 1886 Photo by Danny Lentz


Common Name Endres' Maxillaria [German Director of Breslau Botanical Garden 1800's]

Flower Size 1 1/4" [3 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 20 to 700 meters as a small to large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid to orbicular, rugose, shiny, laterally compressed pseduobulbs enveloped basally in youth by a pair of acute, sheaths and carrying a a single, apical, elliptic-oblong, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing into the elongate, narrow, channeled, petiole leaf that blooms in the spring on a basal, 3" [7.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb and enveloped almost completely by 4 to 7, inflated, acuminate bracts and carrying a large, showy, fragrant flower.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1345 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 76 NO 8 2007 drawing; ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo ok