Maxillaria nasuta Rchb. f. 1866 sect. Iridifoliae Pfitz 1889

Side View Of Flower

Photos by Danny Lentz, plant grown by the Atlanta Botanical Garden

Part shade Hot CoolSummer

Common Name The Nosed Maxillaria

Flower Size 3" [8cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Guyana, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Brazil at altitudes of 220 to 1800 meters in wet montane forest as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing, caespitose, fan shaped growth with small pseudobulbs that is found as an epiphyte or terrestrial with ovate, strongly complanate, sulcate pseudobulbs subtended by a fan of imbricating, subequal, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying 1 or 2 apical, lorate, basally conduplicate, obliquely bilobed, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, basal, 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence concealed by 4 to 5 loose, imbricate, elongate bracts holding the flower at mid leaf level and arising from a mature pseudobulb.

Synonyms Maxillaria brevipedunculata Ames & C. Schweinf. 1930; Maxillaria glumacea Rolfe; Maxillaria nasalis Rchb.f 1872.; Nitidobulbon nasutum (Rchb.f.) Ojeda & Carnevali 2009; Nitidobulbon oxysepalum (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Refugium Botanicum Reichenbach 1872 as M nasalis drawing fide; Flora Brasilica Vol XII VII 115-147 Hoehne 1953 as M glumacea; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Part 4 Foldats 1970 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 2 Pabst & Dungs 1977 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela, An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing not = M proboscidea; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 158 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 860 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Orchids from The Coast Of Ecuador Arosemana, Jurado, Estrada and Konanz 1988 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1354 Atwood 1989 drawing fide; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 17 #3 1988 as subgen Camaridium; Icones Orchidacearum Peruviarum Plate 108 Bennett & Christenson 1993 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Colombian Native Orchids Vol 6 COS 1998 photo fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; Orquideologia Vol 22 #3 2003 drawing fide; 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; Orquideas de la Serrania del Baudo Misas Urreta 2005 drawing/photo not = M cymbidioides; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1047 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 73 #3 2009; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 photo as M xanthohoda photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Nitiobulbon nasutum photo fide; Las Orquideas del Peru Bezverhov 2011 photo fide; Orquideas de Roirama Luz & Franco 2012 as Nitiobulbon nasutum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 86 #3 2017 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Nitidobulbon nasutum photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Nitidobulbon nasutum photo fide