Maxillaria adolphi (Schltr.) Ames & Correll 1943

Drawing by Ames

Common Name Adolph's Maxillaria [Adolph Engler German Botanist in Costa Rica later 1800 - early 1900's]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial oak forests at elevations of 2200 to 2300 meters as a large to giant sized, cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with a stem in maturity but in youth, the stem terminates in a pseudobulb enveloped by 1 to 2 basal leaf bearing bracts and carrying a single, deciduous, narrowly lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, basally clasping leaf that blooms in the winter, spring, summer and fall on a few from some leaf axils, to less than 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying lavender-rose to white colored, resupinate flowers with a purple lip.

Synonyms Adamanthus tonduzii (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Camaridium adolphi Schltr. 1923; Ornithidium tonduzii Schltr. 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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 78 #2 2009 as Camaridium adolphii photo fide;