Maxillaria muscoides J.T.Atwood 1994 TYPE Drawing by Barboza The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Moss-Like Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations around 1350 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a branching stem somewhat like a brush, with .8" [2 cm] between each conical, corrugated pseudobulb subtended by 3 to 4, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect, acicular, cylindrical, obtuse leaf that blooms at most any time of the year on a .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying campanulate, pale yellow flowers.

Synonyms Maxillariella muscoides (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Lindleyana 9(4): 236 Atwood 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;