Maxillaria pittieri (Ames) L.O.Williams 1942 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013 Photo by Daniel Mclaren and his Flickr Photo Website


Common Name Pittier's Maxillaria [Swiss Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in oak cloud forests at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with a pendent, elongate stem without pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 8, grouped towards the apex, concave apically, elliptic, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on many, densely grouped towards the base of the stem, to .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Adamanthus pittieri (Ames) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006; Laricorchis pittieri (Ames) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; *Ornithidium pittieri Ames 1923;

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