Maxillaria cacaoensis J.T. Atwood 1998/9

Side View Of Flower Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower? Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower? Photo by Eric Hunt

Part sunHot To Warm

Common Name The Cacao Maxillaria [A Hill In Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica on the Guanacaste coast in cloud forests at elevations around 100 to 1100 meters as a miniature sized, densely caesiptose, hot to warm growing epiphyte with coarsly rugose, semiorbicular, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, strongly keeled beneath, elliptic, obtuse, gradually narrowing into the petiolate base leaf that blooms on a short to 1.2" [3 cm], single flowered inflorescence enveloped by a few scarious bracts with the flower concealed by the subtending floral bract.

The first 2 photos were IDed by Eric Christenson

Synonyms Camaridium cacaoense (J.T.Atwood) Whitten 2014; Mapinguari cacaoensis (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium mombachoensis not photo fide;