Maxillaria pseudoneglecta J.T.Atwood 1993 sect. Pseudomaxillaria [Hoehne] Christenson 2013

Photos by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Plant and Flower

Plant and Flower

Photo by Walter Schug

Part ShadeWarmCool SpringFall

Common Name The False Neglected Maxillaria

Flower Size .2" [5.5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in premontane and montane forests at elevations above 900 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a scraggly, mostly pendant stem with .4 to 3.2" between each cylindric to ellipsoid, compressed pseudobulb subtended by a pair of subulate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, acute, gradually narrowing below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on a fascile of .4" [1 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and the pedicel and ovary are concealed by the inflated bracts.

Similar to M neglecta but always with larger flowers and the lip has much broader lateral lobes with convex margins and the leaves are broader and more lanceolate

Synonyms Ornithidium anceps Rchb.f. 1866; Pseudomaxillaria anceps (Rchb.f.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 143. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium anceps; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 240. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Ornithidium anceps; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 304. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Orcnithidium anceps; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; 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; Australian Orchid Review Vol 73 No 4 2008 photo; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium anceps photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium pseudoneglectum photo fide