Maxillaria planicola C.Schweinf. 1940 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 Photo by Padre Pedro Ortiz

Another Angle Photo by Patricia Harding

Common Name The Plains-Loving Maxillaria

Flower Size 2.5" [6.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica, Panama and Colombia at elevations of 20 to 450 meters as a small to medium sized hot growing epiphyte with a rhizome coverd in imbricate, incurved sheaths and has 6" [15 cm] between each, lance-ovoid, strongly laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, thin, elliptic, acute gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaf that blooms on 2 or more per pseudobulb, short, single flowered inflorescence arising on an immature growth.

Synonyms Camaridium latifolium Schltr.1922; Mapinguari planicola (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Sauvetrea planicola (C.Schweinf.) Szlach. 2007 publ. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Fieldiana Botany Family #39 Orchidaceae Tribe Maxillaria and Oncidium Atwood & Retana 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;