Maxillaria cryptobulbon Carnevali & J.T. Atwood 1991 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013 Photo by Marius Wasbauer

Another Flower Photo by Andy Phillips and Andy's Orchids

Part shadeHotCool SpringSummer

Common Name The Hidden Pseudobulb Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru in lower montane forests at elevations of 200 to 1700 meters near streams as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with close set, ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped completely by a few imbricate, triangular, acute, inflated, persistent sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, rigid, narrowly elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on 1 to 3, erect, 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence mostly enveloped by tubular, red to green, acute bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as M brunnea drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 3 Foldats 1970 as M triniatus drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 as M triniatus drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M brunnea drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as M triniatus drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 3 COS 1991 as M brunnea photo ok; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 errata = M cryptobulbon; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawings fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 drawing/photo ok; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo ok; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo ok