Maxillaria microphyton Schltr. 1910

Plant and Flower Photos by Daniel Jimenez and His Flickr Costa RIca Orchid Photo WebPage

Part ShadeHot" Warm Spring Fall

Common Name The Dwarf Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Western Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2000 meters as a mat forming, warm to cool growing epiphyte often on shrubs or terrestrial beneath them with an erect to pendant, cane-like stem with 3" [7.5 cm] between each conic to suborbicular, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 2 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, elliptic, rounded to emarginate, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the spring through fall on a short, single flowered inflorescence arising on both mature and immature foliaceous and non-foliaceous sheaths.

Synonyms Maxillaria pallidiflava (Schltr.) Senghas 1993; Ornithidium pallidiflavum Schltr. 1923; Ornithidium parvulum Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 143. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium pallidiflavum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 242. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium pallidiflavum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 305. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium pallidiflavum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993 as M pallidiflava; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1997; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 59. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium parvulum; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium microphyton photo ok;

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