Maxillaria proboscidea Rchb.f. 1854

Side View Of Flower

Photos by Jay Pfahl

Common Name The Nose-like Maxillaria

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Venezuela in lowland forests at elevations around 1500 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with oblong, compressed, 3 to 4 grooved pseudobulbs carrying oblong, acute, leaves that blooms in the spring on a short, single flowered inflorescence holding the flowers within the leaves.

Synonyms Heterotaxis proboscidea ( Rchb.f. ) F.Barros 2002; Nitidobulbon proboscideum (Rchb.f.) Ojeda & Carnevali 2009

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1854; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 4 1970; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 80 #2 2011 as Nitidobulbon proboscideum photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #10 2016 as Nitidobulbon proboscideum photo fide;