Maxillaria parvilabia Ames & C.Schweinf. 1925 Photo by Kerry Dressler

TYPE Collection sheet TYPE Drawing by Ames & Schweinfurth and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Small-Lipped Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial, cloud and subparamo forests at elevations of 1400 to 2300 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a stem without pseudobulbs carrying linear, coriaceous, unequally bilobed, leaf base smaller than the attending rugulous sheath that blooms in the winter and early spring on 1 to a few, arising from the foliaceous sheath, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying very fragrant, yellow flowers with a yellow lip with red marking.

Synonyms Adamanthus parvilabius (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Camaridium standleyi M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 # 10 2003 photo fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;