Maxillaria angustisegmenta Ames & C.Schweinf.1930

Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

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Common Name The Narrow Segmented Maxillaria

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 300 to 1800 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to conic, slightly compressed pseudobulbs enveloped partially below by several smooth, chartaceous, minutely spotted, triangular, acute sheaths and carrying a single apical oblong-elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall through spring on an erect, 1.6 to 6" [4 to 15 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence concealed by 4 to 6, inflated, minutely spotted bracts.

Synonyms Maxillaria endresii var. angustisegmenta (Ames & C. Schweinf.) C. Schweinf. ?

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 843 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1336 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo fide; 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide