Maxillaria fulgens (Rchb. f.) L.O. Williams 1941 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013 Photo courtesy of Andy's Orchids Copyright 2002 All rights reserved.

Full shadeWarmTo Hot MOSTLY Summer TO Fall

Common Name The Shiny Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found from Belize, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in elfin and upper cloud forests as a large sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte at elevations of 350 to 1800 meters with an elongate stem enveloped by imbricating, scarious, that low down are non foliaceous and towards the apex are foliaceous sheaths carrying linear, acute leaves that are conduplicate towards the base, which blooms mostly in the summer and fall on a newly maturing pseudobulb with axillary, short fasciles of several to many flowers held close in to the stem.

Synonyms Laricorchis fulgens (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Ornithidium fulgens Rchb. f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 143. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium fulgens; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 241. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium fulgens; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 4 Dunsterville & Garay 1966 drawing fide; Flora de VenezuelaVolumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 856 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1348 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Phylogeny and Classification of the Orchid Family Dressler 1993 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium fulgens drawing good/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1 1994 photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 78 No 2 2009 photo ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 1 Morales 2009 as Ornithidium fulgens photo fide;