Maxillaria schlechteriana (C.Schweinf.) J.T.Atwood 1994

Plant and Flowers in situ Costa Rica Photo by Wilfried Löderbusch

Part shadeCoolTo Cold MID Summer THROUGH EARLY Spring

Common Name Schlechter's Maxillaria [German Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama as a medium sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte occuring in cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters with erect to pendant, cane-like stem giving rise to ovoid to suborbicular, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, elliptic-lanceolate, carinate beneath, acute to obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the base leaf that blooms in the summer through early spring on one per sheath, .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence arising on a developing growth and subtended by a somewhat cucculate floral bract.

Synonyms Camaridium imbricatum Schltr. 1918; Maxillaria wrightii var. imbricata (Schltr.) Ames & Correll 1943; *Ornithidium schlechterianum C.Schweinf. 1937

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camaridium imbricatum photo fide;