Maxillaria trilobata Ames & Correll 1943 Drawing by B N Culbertson

Common Name The Three Lobed Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in cloud forests at elevations 1000 to 1700 meters as a large sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem carrying subcoriaceous, ovoid, apically rounded to acute leaves that blooms in the fall, winter and spring on several per leaf axil, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying small white flowers with a red and yellow lip.

Synonyms Camaridium brenesii Schltr.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; 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;