Maxillaria oreocharis Schltr. 1922

Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Part shadeHotWarmLATESummer THROUGH Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Mountain Loving Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 100 to 1100 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an ascending rhizome giving rise to ovate, strongly laterally compressed pseudoubulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, linear, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer through fall on an erect, basal, single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Maxillariella oreocharis (Schltr.) M.A.Blanco & Carnevali 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 862 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1356 Awood 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo ok; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing good; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Maxillariella oreocharis photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Maxillariella oreocharis photo fide