Maxillaria amabilis J.T.Atwood 1994

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Common Name The Lovely Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in premontane and montane forests at elevations of 1200 to 1900 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with compressed, sessile, ovoid pseudobulbs arising only at the base of newer plants, enveloped at the base by 1 to 2 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, shortly petiolate base leaf, in mature plants an erect, concealed by rugose leaf sheaths, mostly leafless below canes carrying thin, articulate, linear, keeled below, obtuse and apically rounded leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on axillary, several per leaf axil, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that often exceed the subtending leaf in length and has an acute, as long to longer than the ovary floral bract.

Synonyms Adamanthus amabilis (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Camaridium amabile (J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Botany Flora Costa Ricensis Family 39 Orchidaceae, Tribe Maxillariaeae Atwood & Mora de Retana 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;