Maxillaria mombachoensis A.Heller ex J.T.Atwood 1981 sect. Cucullatae Christenson 2013 Photo by John T Atwood

Another Angle Photo by Sune Holt

Common Name The Mombacho Maxillaria [A volcano in Nicaragua]

Flower Size 2.5" [6.25 cm]

Found in Nicaragua and Costa Rica at elevations of 600 to 1300 meters in disturbed cloud forests as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with unusually inflated flower bracts and color variable flowers that can happen throughout the year. This species is similar to M cucullata but is less heat tolerant

Synonyms Camaridium mombachoense (A.H.Heller ex J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007; Psittacoglossum mombachoense (A.H.Heller ex J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 859 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium mombachoensis not photo not see M cacaoense;