Maxillaria gomeziana J.T.Atwood 1996

TYPE Drawing by Atwood and The Epidendra Website

Common Name Gomez's Maxillaria [Costa Rican Director of the Wilson Garden current]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 200 to 1650 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing somewhat ascending, cane-forming epiphyte with a stem enveloped by imbricating sheaths with 2 to 4" [5 to10 cm] between each fusiform, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by 1 to 4, strongly rugose sheaths the uppermost soon deciduous leaved carrying a single apical, subcoriaceous, linear-oblong, unequally bilobed apically, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter spring and summer on 1 to 3 per foliaceous sheath axil, 1 to 1.6" [2.5 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and carrying pale yellowish green flowers with a lip marked apically and on the lobes with red.

Synonyms Camaridium gomezianum (J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007; Chelyella gomeziana (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Lindleyana 11(3): 202-204, f. 1 Atwood 1996 drawing fide; 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; Lankesteriana 7(3): 520 Blanco 2007 as Camaridium gomeziana; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium gomeziana photo fide