Maxillaria longipetiolata Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925

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Common Name or Meaning The Long-Petiolate Leaf Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador in lowland rainforests at elevations around sea level to 550 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped basally by scarious, soon fibery sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, chartaceous to subcoriaceous, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the winter and again in the later spring on an erect, shorter than the pseudobulbs, to .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by inflated, tubular bracts

Synonyms Mapinguari longipetiolatus (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Carnevali & R.B.Singer 2007; Maxillaria auyantepuiensis subsp. epiphytica Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 3 Dunsterville & Garay 1965 drawing fide partial see Ramiro 2000; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide partial see Ramiro 2000; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1563 Atwood 1993 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 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 Mapinguari longipetalus photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide