Maxillaria quadrata Ames & CorrelL 1943 sect. Ornithidium [Salisb.] Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing by Ames and The Epidendra Website


Common Name The Four Angled Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in very wet and pluvial oak forests at elevations of 1500 to 2400 meters as a large sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or epiphyte with possibly caespitose pseudobulbs in youth but in maturity a stem carrying lanceolate, acute, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on a few per leaf axil, to 4" [10 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrrying flowers with the tepals rose to white in color.

Synonyms Adamanthus lankesteri (Ames) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Camaridium lankesteri (Ames) M.A.Blanco 2007; *Ornithidium lankesteri 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;