Maxillaria anceps Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930

Side View of Flower

Photos by Alan Gregg and the Swansea Botanical Complex UK

FragrancePart Sun WarmWinter

Common Name The Double-Edged Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found from Oaxaca, Vera Cruz and Chiapas States of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in wet forests on tree trunks and larger branches at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a small to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a rhizome completely enveloped by scarious, imbricating sheaths and giving rise to laterally compressed, ancipitous, longitudinally ridged, ovate pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by several, imbricating, scarious, leaf-less sheaths and carrying a single, apical, linear-ligulate, obliquely retuse apically and conduplicate below into the short, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on basal, through the leafless sheath, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on the newest mature pseudobulb and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Maxillariella anceps (Ames & C. Schweinf.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as M nagelii drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 842 Dodson 1983 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1335 Atwood 1989 drawing; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 7(3): 528. 2007 as Maxillariella anceps; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1045 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 as Maxilariella anceps photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Maxillariella anceps