Maxillaria linearifolia Ames & C. Schweinf.1930 sect. Ebulbes Pfitz 1889

Photo by A. Cascante-Marín


Drawing by Atwood


Common Name Long Leafed Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial and cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1700 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a decidedly vandanaceous look, with a monopodial, branching pendant stem enveloped below by scarious sheaths and above by leaf-bearing sheaths carrying narrowly lanceolate, coriaceous, shiny, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Maxillariella linearifolia (Ames & C. Schweinf.) M.A. Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1350 Atwood 1989 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 drawing fide; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 as Maxillariella linearfolia photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Maxillariella linearfolia photo fide