Maxillaria diuturna Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 sect. Erectae Pfitz 1889

Photo by Alan Gregg

Plant and Flowers

Photo by R Willis Flowers

Part sun Hot CoolWinter

Common Name The Long-Living Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sealevel to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or occasional terrestrial on steep embankments with ovoid, laterally compressed, ancipitous pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, scarious, imbricating, leafless below and leaf-bearing above sheaths carrying a single, apical, oblong-elliptic, dorsally carinate, acute to obtuse, conduplicate below into a short petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter on a single flowered, 1 5/8" [4 cm] long inflorescence arising from the sheaths of a newly arising growth

Synonyms Maxillariella diuturna (Ames & C. Schweinf.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007; Ornithidium conduplicatum Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 8 1981 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 852 Dodson 1983 drawing hmmish; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1343 Dodson 1989 hmmish; 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 Maxillariella diuturna photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #6 2011 AS mAXILLARIELLA DITURNA photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Maxillariella diuturna photo fide