Maxillaria croceorubens (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams 1942 sect. Ornithidium

Drawing by Mark Nir

Full Shade Cool

Common Name The Orange Red Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic as a small sized, scraggly, cool growing epiphyte with a repent, apparently not branching rhizome enveloped by imbricating, appressed sheaths giving rise to remote, ovoid, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, conduplicate, coriaceous, articulate, oblong-ligulate, acute, cuneate below into the base leaf that blooms on a single flowered inflorescence emerging from congersted bracts and carrying orange-red, campanulate flowers.

Synonyms Aucellia croceorubens (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Ornithidium croceorubens Rchb.f. 1876

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Moscosoa 3: 102 Dod 1984; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide