Maxillaria tonduzii (Schltr.) Ames & Correll 1943 TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Fragrant ShadeWarm Cool LATERSummer

Common Name Tonduz's Maxillaria [German Orchid Collector in Central America late 1800's early 1900's and original collector of species]

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 850 to 1550 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with narrowly cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying a single, linear-ligulate, obtuse, narrowing below into the shortly subpetiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a axillary, peduncle short, to 1" [2.5 cm] long overall, single flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying fragrant, cream-green tinted with red flowers with a dark red lip.

Synonyms Camaridium costaricense Schltr. 1907; *Camaridium tonduzii Schltr. 1910; Maxillaria heidelbergensis Senghas 1993

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 3(42-43): 249 Schlechter 1907 as Camaridium costaricennse; *Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 8(191-195): 571. Schlechter 1910 as Camaridium tonduzii; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993 as M heidelbergensis; 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;