Maxillaria serrulata Ames & Correll 1943

Flower Closeup

Photos by © Walter Schug


Common Name The Lightly Toothed Maxillaria

Flower Size 7/8" [2.2cm]

Found in Costa Rica at elevations of 1400 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a cane-like, erect to pendant stem each terminated by a ovoid pseudobulb enveloped basally by 1 to 3 leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, articulate, ligulate, obtuse to emarginate, abaxially keeled and mucronate leaf that blooms in the summer on a basal, 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence enveloped by the compressed, subulate bracts and has a subtending the flower, acute floral bract.

Synonyms Camaridium amparoanum Schltr. 1923; Chelyella amparoana (Schltr.) J.Freitas & Lírio 2014; Chelyella serrulata (Ames & Correll) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Ornithidium amparoanum (Schltr.) Pabst, Bradea 2: 87 (1976

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Ornithidium serrulatum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 56. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 Camaridium amparoanum; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 141. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 Camaridium amparoanum; Field Guide to the Orchids of Costa Rica and Panama Dressler 1993; 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 Camridium amparoanum photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium amparoanum photo fide