Maxillaria valerioi Ames & C.Schweinf. 1930

Photo by Lourens Grobler

Common Name Valerio's Maxillaria

Flower Size

Found in Costa Rica and western Panama in very wet and pluvial oak forests at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing monopodial epiphyte without pseudobulbs but with a stem carrying densely grouped, elliptic to lanceolate, unequally bilobed, hyaline margined, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on 1 per leaf axil, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with campanulate, white flowers that turn yellow with age.

Synonyms Adamanthus valerioi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) Szlach. & Sitko 2012; Camaridium valerioi (Ames & C.Schweinf.) M.A.Blanco 2007

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; 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; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Camaridium valeroiphoto fide