Maxillaria monteverdensis J.T.Atwood & Barboza 1994 TYPE Drawing by Atwood and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Monteverde Maxillaria [A reserve of Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1000 to 1700 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to ellipsoid pseudobulbs in youth becoming a mature monopodial stem carrying oblong, obtuse to emarginate leaves that blooms in the winter and early spring on 1 to few per leaf axil, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate, fragrant, white to rose colored flowers with a yellow to orange lip.

Synonyms Adamanthus monteverdensis (J.T.Atwood & Barboza) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Camaridium monteverdense (J.T.Atwood & Barboza) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 9(4): 241-242 Atwood & Barboza 1994 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; Lankesteriana 7(3): 521 Blanco 2007 as Camaridium monteverdense