Maxillaria meridensis Lindl. 1846 sect. Strictae Christenson 2011

Photo by Daniel Jimenez

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Photos by Rebecca Repasky and the Atrium Diversity Information System Website

Part shadeCoolCold Spring ANDFall

Common Name or Meaning The Merida Maxillaria [A Town In Venezuela]

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia in wet montane cloud forests as a small sized, cool to cold growing, creeping epiphyte or terrestrial on open embankments at elevations of 1400 to 2550 meters with semi-erect, cane-like stems carrying narrow, strap-shaped, alternating leaves that blooms in the spring and fall on many, axillary, sessile, single flowered inflorescence arising on a mature stem.

Similar to M exalatata but this one usually occurs at higher elevations.

Synonyms Calawaya longicaulis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Calawaya meridensis (Lindl.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria longicaulis Schltr. 1929

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 drawing fide; Venezuelan Orchids Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1961 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; AOS Bulletin Vol 36 #9 1967; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing good; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 157 Dodson 1980 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1352 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing ok; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #2 2002 as M longicaulis drawing fide; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; Orquideas de Farallones de Cali Galindo-Tarazona, Haelterman, Zuluaga Trochez and Sebastian Moreno 2020 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide