Maxillaria conduplicata (Ames & C.Schweinf.) L.O.Williams 1942 Photo by Zak Zahawi and The Wilson Botanical Garden WEbsite

Another Flower Photo by Alan Gregg

Inflorescence Photo by Bogarin, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Part sun CoolFall

Common Name The Folded Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1200 to 1500 meters as a medium to large sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid and single leafed pseudobulbs only at the base of the juvenile plant then in maturity, erect cane like stems arising with subcoriaceous, oblong, acute to obtuse to bilobate leaves that blooms in the fall on a fascile of several single flowered, 1.6" [4 cm] long inflorescence subtended by acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Adamanthus conduplicatus (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium conduplicatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Sched. Orch. 8: 66.1925 as Ornithidium conduplicatum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; 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 Ornithidium conduplicatum photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Ornithidium conduplicatum photo fide