Maxillaria inaudita Rchb. f. 1866

Flower Closeup

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

Plant and Flowers

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica

Photo by Carola Pahl

Fragrance Part shadeWarmTo CoolWinter Spring

Common Name The Unheard Maxillaria

Flower Size 3 1/4" [8.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in secondary cloud forests and pastures on tree trunks at elevations around 800 to 1800 meters as a large sized, cool to warm growing epiphyte with an erect to pendent stem subtended by ovoid pseudobulbs carrying a single apical, coriaceous, distichous on the canes, oblong-elliptic, apically variable, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on a lateral, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying a fragrant flower that occurs in the winter and spring

Synonyms Camaridium inauditum (Rchb.f.) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 #3 1980 as M eliator photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1349 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 1994 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing ok; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003 drawing good; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium inauditum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Camaridium inauditum photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium inauditum photo fide