Maxillaria brevilabia Ames & Correll 1943 sect. Pseudomaxillaria [Hoehne] Christenson 2013

Flower Closeup Photos by Walter Schug and His MesoAmerican Orchid Page

Part ShadeCoolColdSummer THROUGHWinter

Common Name The Short Lipped Maxillaria

Flower Size .26" to .32" [6.5 to 8 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in montane rainforests at elevations of 1000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a creeping, cane-forming stem with 1 to 2" [2.5 to 5 cm] between each, ancipitous, elliptic-cylindric pseudobulb enveloped in youth by 2, enlarged sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse to rounded, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer through winter on many, short inflorescence arising all along the rhizome between each pseudobulb.

Synonyms Camaridium brevilabium (Ames & Correll) M.A.Blanco 2007; Ornithidium alfaroi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930; Pseudomaxillaria brevilabia (Ames & Correll) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium brevilabium photo fide;