Maxillaria longiloba (Ames & C.Schweinf.) J.T.Atwood 1993 sect. Amazonicae Christenson 2013

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Common Name or Meaning The Long-Lobed Maxillaria

Flower Size .6" [1.5cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 1100 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with conic-ovoid, slightly compressed laterally pseudobulbs enveloped basally by short, sublate, non-leaf bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, keeled beneath, narrowly elliptic, acute, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on 2 or more, basal, single flowered, 3 to 10" [7.5 to 25 cm] long inflorescence concealed basally by 4 to 7 acute sheaths and carrying fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Maxillaria brenesii var. longiloba Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1562 Atwood 1993 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide