Maxillaria adendrobium (Rchb.f.) Dressler 1964 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013

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Part shadeWarmSpringLATE Summer

Common Name The Dendrobium-Like Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 760 to 800 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped partially by old leafless sheaths below and new leaf bearing sheaths above and carrying lanceolate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the spring and late summer on an axillary, short, single flowered inflorescence arising from the leaf axils all along the stem.

Synonyms Camaridium parviflorum Fawc. 1900; Neo-urbania adendrobium (Rchb.f.) Fawc. & Rendle 1909; Ornithidium adendrobium (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco & Ojeda 2007; Pleuranthium adendrobium (Rchb.f.) Benth. & Hook.f. ex B.D. Jacks1894; *Ponera adendrobium Rchb.f. 1865

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Neo-Urbania adendrobium; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Neo-Urbania adendrobium drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Neo-Urbania adendrobium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Neo-urbania adendrobium drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 143 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 # 11 2006 photo fidfe; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Ornithidium adendrobium photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Ornithidium adendrobium photo fide