Maxillaria curvicolumna M.A.Blanco & Neubig 2007

Flower with sepal and petal removed to expose the curved column

Plant Photos by Mark Whitten

Part ShadeCoolWinter

Common Name or Meaning The Curved Column Maxillaria

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in Panama and Colombia on branches of tall trees without localities, most likely as a miniature to just small sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a rhizome enveloped by tight fitting scarious, purple spotted sheaths, and .32 to 1.8" [.8 to 4.5 cm] between each ovoid to orbicular, biconvex pseudobulbs subtended by 2 to 3, foliaceous bracts and carrying a single, apical, thick, leathery, sublinear, acute, minutely naviculate, gradually narrowing below in to the conduplicate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a basal, peduncle 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by 7 tight, adpressed, imbricating, lanceolate, conduplicate, greenish bracts including the shorter to as long as the ovary floral bract


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Bulletin Vol 76 No 6 2007 photo fide