Maxillaria schistostele Schltr. 1923 sect Trigonae Christenson 2013 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter and The Epidendra Website

Common Name The Four Angled Maxillaria

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet and pluvial forests at elevations of 1000 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with .6" [1.5 cm] between each ovoid to oblong pseudobulb carrying a single apical, erect, linear-ligulate, obtuse to emarginate apically leaf that blooms on a basal from the pseudobulbs, thin, 2.4 to 3.2" [6 to 8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying rigid flowers

Synonyms Rhetinantha schistostele (Schltr.) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003;