Maxillaria appendiculoides C.Schweinf. 1937 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889 Drawing by Stig Dalstrom


Common Name The Appendicula-Like Maxillaria [refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Ecuador in premontane rain and cloud forests at elevations 800 to 1600 meters as a large sized, warm to cool, pendent growing epiphyte with elongate, straggly stems enveloped by sheaths and carrying distichous, deciduous below, thin, elliptic to broadly lanceolate, rounded and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on a single per leaf axil, shorter than the leaf, peduncle .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a yellow to greenish flower with a purple lip.

Synonyms Adamanthus appendiculoides (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillariella appendiculoides (C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

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;