Maxillaria suaveolens Barringer 1985 sect. Camaridium [Lindl.] Christenson 2013 Drawing by B N Culbertson

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FragrantPart shade Hot LATESummer

Common Name The Mildly Fragrant Maxillaria

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found only in Costa Rica in rainforests at elevations around 50 meters as a small sized, hot, repent to pendent growing epiphyte with ovoid, slightly laterally compressed pseudobulbs enveloped in youth by 2 to 4, leafbearing sheaths and carrying a single, apical, subcoriaceous, oblong to narrowly obovate, retuse, shortly petiolate below leaf that blooms in the late summer on an erect, short, single flowered inflorescence with a fragrant flower

Synonyms Camaridium suaveolens (Barringer) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , as M cuculataIPNI ; *Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1365 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; 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;