Maxillaria ramonensis Schltr. 1923

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Bogarin and The Epidendra Website

Another flower? *See note below

Photo by Pieter C. Brouwer and his Nature Photo Website

Part shade Warm toCoolLATERSpringTHROUGHFall

Common Name The San Ramon Maxillaria [A town In Costa Rica]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama in permontane and lower montane forests at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ovoid to suborbicular pseudobulbs enveloped basally by leaf-less sheaths and a single leaf-bearing sheath and carrying a single, apical, narrowly to broadly elliptic, acute to subattenuate apically, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, narrow petiolate base leaf that blooms in the late spring through fall on 1 or more, .4 to 1.4" [1 to 3.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with flowers that often do not open well.

*Atwood & Mora make mention that the Panamanian form has a long midlobe of the lip and may prove to be another species. The photo above does have the longer midlobe so it may not be M ramonensis.

Synonyms Chaseopsis ramonensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Maxillaria brevipes Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; *Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 235. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 303. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as M brevipes; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 303. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as M brevipes; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 864 Hamer 1983 drawing ok; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Fieldiana Flora Costa Ricensis Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae Atwood & Mora de Retana 1999 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide