Maxillaria nicaraguensis (Hamer & Garay) J.T. Atwood 1987

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Full Shade Hot Warm Winter

Common Name The Nicaraguan Maxillaria

Flower Size .1" [2mm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama and Colombiaat elevations around sea level, in periodically inundated swamp forests, to 900 meters tall evergreen forest and edge of Raphia swamp on gentle to moderate slopes as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cane-like fractiflex stems enveloped completely by imbricate, leafless below and leaf bearing above sheaths and carrying several, towards the apex, conduplicate, linear-oblong, retuse apically leaves that blooms in the winter on an axillary, short, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Ne-ourbania nicaraguensis Hamer & Garay 1985; Ornithidium nicaraguense (Hamer & Garay) M.A. Blanco & I. Ojeda 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1238 Hamer 1985 as Neourbania nicaraguensis drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1355 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Family #39 Orchidaceae, Tribe Maxillareae, Subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo fide; Lankesteriana 7(3): 533. 2007 as Ornithidium nicaraguensis

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