Maxillaria sotoana Carnevali & Gómez-Juárez 2001 Drawing by © Rossana Marruto and The Epidendra Website

Part shade CoolFall

Common Name Soto's Maxillaria [Mexican Botanist and Orchid Enthusiast 1963-2009]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Chiapas Mexico at elevations around 1300 to 1950 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ovoid, tetragonal in cross-section pseudobulbs partially enveloped by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single, apical, elliptic, acute, attenuate below into the conduplicate, pseudopetiolate base leaf that blooms in the fall on a basal or from the rhizome, 1" [2.5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Mormolyca sotoana (Carnevali & Gómez-Juárez) M.A.Blanco 2007; Xanthoxerampellia sotoana (Carnevali & Gómez-Juárez) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

ReferencesW3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Brittonia 53(3): 461-463, f. 4. 2001 ; Lankesteriana 7(3): 531. 2007 as Mormolyca sotoana;