Maxillaria cassapensis Rchb. f. 1863 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889

Plant in situ Peru Photos by Eric Hunt and His Orchid Website

Common Name The ? Maxillaria

Flower Size 1/4" [.8 cm]

Found in Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia at elevations of 800 to 2400 meters as a medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte

Often confused with M graminifolia but differs in that M cassapensis has much longer and narrower leaves and a trilobed lip.

Synonyms Adamanthus longibracteatus var. grandiflorus (Lindl.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Camaridium cassapense (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921; Camaridium flavum Schltr. 1929; Camaridium grandiflorum (Lindl.) Schltr. 1921; Isochilus grandiflorus Lindl. 1841; Laricorchis ramosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria haenkei Correll 1941; Maxillaria longibracteata var. grandiflora (Lindl.) C.Schweinf. 1945; Maxillaria lutea Senghas 1993; Maxillariella cassapensis (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007; Maxillariella ramosa (Ruiz & Pav.) Pupulin 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M lutea; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Orchid Species of Peru Zelenko Bermudez 2009 photo fide