Maxillaria umbratilis L.O.Williams 1941

Photo by © Daniel Jimenez

Another Flower

Photos by © Wilfried Löderbusch


Common Name The Shade Loving Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.8" [4.5 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama in wet forests or on mossy embankments of roadcuts, at elevations of 1000 to 2800 meters as a large to giant sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte or terrestrial with cane-like shoots terminating in a ovoid, biconvex pseudobulb enveloped basally by 2 to 5, leaf bearing sheaths and carrying 1 to 2 apical, coriaceous, narrowly elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse to retuse, petiolate basally leaves that blooms in the winter to early fall on a 1 per leaf axil, 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence subtended and exceded by a cucullate floral bract.

Synonyms Camaridium nutantiflorum Schltr. 1918; Camaridium vinosum Schltr. 1923

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; ;Systematics of Pleurothallis Vol 3 Luer 1986; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Systematics of Pleurothallis subgen Ancipita, Scopula and Trisetella Vol 6 1989 Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 240. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as Camaridium vinosum; Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams 1946; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1368 Atwood 1989 drawing ok; Fieldiana: Botany, New Series Family #39 Orchidaceae: Tribe Maxillarieae: subtribes Maxillariinae and Oncidiinae Atwwod & Retana 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 nutantiflorum photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium nutantiflorum photo fide