Maxillaria moralesii Carnevali & J.T.Atwood 1996 sect. Rufescens Christenson 2013

Photo by Franco Pupulin

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Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Part shadeHotTo CoolLATER FallWinter

Common Name Morales' Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica in lower tropical lowland rainforest at elevations of sealevel to 1350 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with clustered, pale yellow green, elliptic to oblong pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, coriaceous, elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, non-petiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect to spreading, 1/2" [1.25 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with an obovate-elliptic floral bract.

Synonyms Mormolyca moralesii (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007; Xanthoxerampellia moralesii (Carnevali & J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae Atwood & Mora de Retana 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 as Mormolyca moralesii photo hmm; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 as Mormolyca moralesi photo fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 asd Xanthoxerampellia mopralesii; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Mormolyca moralesii photo fide