Maxillaria rodrigueziana J.T. Atwood & Mora-Ret. 1989 sect. Arachnites Christenson 2013

Photo by Eric Hunt, Plant grown by Dan Newman of Hanging Gardens.

Flower Closeup

Photo by Allen Black

Common Name Rodriguez' Maxillaria

Flower Size 2 2/5" [6 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in cloud forests at elevations of 600 meters on tree trunks as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte with ovoid, rugose pseudobulbs enveloped basally and sometimes obscured by inflated, sheaths with the uppermost being leaf-bearing and carrying a single apical, coriaceous, elliptic, obtuse to rounded leaf with an elongate, conduplicate petiole that blooms in the spring and fall on a basal, 5 3/4" to 8" [14 to 20 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped completely by 4 to 7 inrolled, obtuse bracts and has showy, very fragrant flowers reminiscent of cheap perfume .

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1361 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 photo fide; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 3 2006 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide