Maxillaria cobanensis Schltr. 1912

Photo courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Another Flower

Photo by Noble Bashor

Common Name The Coban Maxillaria [Town in Guatemala]

Flower Size 3/4" [1.5 cm]

Chiapas Mx. 1372m elev., Montebello Lakes Area,

Found from Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica, as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte occuring on oaks on dry hillsides and wet montane forests at elevations around 1350 meters, often in some full sun, with densely packed, cylindrical yet narrowing apically, slightly compressed pseudobulbs partially enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths carrying a single apical, erect to slightly spreading, elliptic-ligulate, obtuse leaf that blooms in the summer on a short, basal, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature pseudobulb with the flower held very close to the pseudobulbs.

Synonyms Maxillariella cobanensis (Schltr.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 846 Dodson 1983 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 as Excluded taxa; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Maxillariella cobanensis;