Maxillaria flava Ames , F.T.Hubb. & C.Schweinf. 1934

TYPE Drawing

Photo by Franco Pupulin TYPE Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website CR

Full ShadeWarmCool Fall

Common Name The Yellow Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 700 to 1350 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a cane-like stem with almost 3" [7 cm] between each, conic, truncate, furrowed pseudobulb enveloped basally by 1 to 2 foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, elliptic, rounded to emarginate, keeled, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal, .35" to .8" [8 to 20 mm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped almost completely by an acute floral bract

Synonyms Camaridium ramonense (Schltr.) M.A.Blanco 2007; Ornithidium ramonense Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 243. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium ramonense; 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; Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 87 2934 Zambrano & Solano 2016; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium ramonense photo fide