Maxillaria ramonensis Schltr. 1923 Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Part shadeHotTo Warm LATERSpringTHROUGHFall

Common Name The San Ramon Maxillaria [A town In Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in permontane and lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with ovoid to suborbicular pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leaf-less sheaths and a single leaf-bearing sheath and carrying a single, apical, narrowly to broadly elliptic, acute to subattenuate apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, narrow petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on 1 or more, .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with flowers that often do ot open well.

Atwood & Mora make mention that the Panamanian form has a long midlobe of the lip and may prove to be another species. The photo above does have the longer midlobe so it may not be M ramonensis.

Synonyms Maxillaria brevipes Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 235. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 303. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M brevipes; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 303. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as M brevipes; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 864 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; Fieldiana Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae Atwood & Mora de Retana 1999; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide;

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