Maxillaria longiloba (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.T.Atwood 1993 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013 Photos by Daniel Jimenez

ScentPart shadeWarmCool

Common Name or Meaning The Long-Lobed Maxillaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with conic-ovoid, slightly copmpressed laterally pseudobulbs enveloped basally by short, sublate, non-leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, keeled below, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the condupolicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 2 or more, basal, single flowered, 3 to 10" [7.5 to 25 cm] long inflorescence concealed basally by 4 to 7 acute sheaths and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria brenesii var. longiloba Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1562 Atwood 1993 drawing hmm; ; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide