Maxillaria cymbidioides Dodson, J.T.Atwood & Carnevali 1997

Side View Of Plant and Flower Photos by James E McCulloch and The Species Identification Task Force Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Common Name The Cymbidium-like Maxillaria [Refers to the plant habit]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Ecuador in lowland forests on embankments at elevations around 700 meters as a medium to just large sized, warm growing terrestrial with laterally compressed, smooth pseudobulbs enveloped almost completely by imbricating leaf sheath bases and carrying coriaceous, ligulate, acute, often bilaterally asymetric leaves that blooms in the spring on [probably a fascile of successive scapes] axillary, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended by and shortly exceeding the ovary by an adpressed acute floral bract.

Synonyms Nitidobulbon cymbidioides (Dodson, J.T.Atwood & Carnevali) Ojeda & G.A.Romero 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquideologia Vol 20 #3 pg 267 1997 drawing fide; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2006 as M nasuta drawing/photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009;