Maxillaria puncto-striata Rchb. f. 1877 sect. Cucullatae Christenson 2013

Photo by Eric Hunt

Another Flower

photo by David P. Banks, Australia Copyrighted

Fragrance Part shade WarmTo Cold SummerTHROUGH Fall

Common Name The Dotted and Striped Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chiapas state of Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama at altitudes of 950 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with ovoid to suborbicular, compressed pseudobulbs subtended by non foliaceous, subulate sheaths and carrying a single, apical, narrowly elliptic, obtuse, emarginate, apiculate, gradually narrowing below into the indistinctly to shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring through summer on one or more from each sheath axil, 4" [10 cm] long, terete inflorescence with a cucullate, acute, floral bract and stinky scented flowers.

Part of the M cucculata group which includes, M meleagris; M obscura, , M praestans and M cedralensis

Synonyms Maxillaria rubrilabia Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , as M cuculataIPNI ; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 236. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M rubrilabia; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Icones Orchidacearum fascile 10 plate 1050 Hagsater & Soto 2008 drawing fide; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 photo fide