Maxillaria tubercularis J.T.Atwood 1994

Photo by Hamilton Images and Flick River Site

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Common Name The Swollen Sheaths Maxillaria

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet and cloud forests at elevations of 2300 to 3100 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing epiphyte with erect in youth pendent with age stems enveloped by non-foliaceous sheaths and carrying ovoid, laterally compressed, 1.2 to 4" [3 to 10 cm] between each pseudobulb enveloped in youth by 2 to 3, tuberculate, foliaceous sheaths and carrying a single apical, erect, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic, acute leaves that blooms in the summer fall and winter on a short to .8" [2 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence that are restricted to the non-foliaceous, bract axils of the mature to immature rhizome.

Synonyms Camaridium tuberculare (J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco 2007; Chelyella tubercularis (J.T.Atwood) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Fieldiana Biology, Flora Costa Ricensis Family # 39 Orchidaceae, subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwood & Mora 1999 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchids of Costa Rica Vol 4 Morales 2009 as Camridium tuberculare photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium tubercularis photo fide