Maxillaria neglecta (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1942 sect. Pseudomaxillaria [Hoehne] Christenson 2013

Photo by Eric Hunt

Part shadeHotWarm SummerFall

Common Name The Neglected Maxillaria

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of sea level to 900 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with .4 to 2" [1 to 5 cm] between each cylindric, slightly compressed pseudobulb carrying a single, chartaceous, linear to lanceolate leaf that blooms in the summer to fall on a basal, .4" [1 cm] long fascile, each enveloped by rhizome bracts and carrying single flowers

Synonyms Camaridium neglectum (Schltr.) M.A.Blanco 2007; *Ornithidium neglectum Schltr. 1923; Pseudomaxillaria neglecta (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 242. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium neglectum; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 861 Hamer 1982 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 54 No 1 1985; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as Ornithidium neglectum; 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium neglectum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 #3 2019 photo ok; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium neglectum photo fide