Maxillaria horichii Senghas 1977 sect. Pseudomaxillaria [Hoehne] Christenson 2013

Photo by Daniel Jimenez and his Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Inflorescence arising

Flower Closeup

Photos by Mark Whitten

Part shadeWarmCoolSummerFall

Common Name or Meaning Horich's Maxillaria [German Orchid Collector in Costa Rica later 1900's]

Flower Size .32 to .38" [8 to 9 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in premontane rainforests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate rhizome with 1.2 to 3.6" [3 to 9 cm] betweeen each cylindric to ovoid, compressed pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 to 3 subulate, non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, lanceolate, acute, shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on a fascile of basal, .6" [1.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising from a newly matured pseudobulb and carrying color variable flowers

Synonyms Camaridium horichii (Senghas) M.A.Blanco 2007; Pseudomaxillaria horichii (Senghas) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Sepalosaccus horichii (Senghas) Senghas 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide;Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as Sepalosaccus horichii drawing ok; Fieldiana, Botany, Flora Costaricensis, Family 39 Orchidaceae, Tribe Maxillarieae: Subtribes Maillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Retana 1999 drawing good; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium horichii photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium horichii photo fide