Maxillaria concavilabia Ames & Correll 1943Drawing by Stig Dalstrom


Common Name The Concave Lip Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in oak forests at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing growing epiphyte with a rhizome giving rise to cylindrical to ovoid, somewhat compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by a pair of subulate bracts and carrying a single, lanceolate-linear, strongly acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a fasiculate, at the base of the pseudobulb, each scape less than .2" [5 mm] log, single flowered inflorescence carrying membraneous, white flowers with or without a yellow midlobe to the lip.

Synonyms Camaridium stenophyllum (Schltr.) M.A.Blanco 2007; *Ornithidium stenophyllum Schltr. 1923; Pseudomaxillaria stenophylla (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

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;