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Maxillaria camaridii

Maxillaria camaridii
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Copyright: Raimundo Mesquita (mesquens) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 168 W: 9 N: 287] (2073)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-04-12
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC LZ7
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Brazil flowers [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-04-17 11:07
Viewed: 4100
Points: 0
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Flower Size to 2 1/2" [to 6 cm]
A tropical wet forest, ascending, medium to large sized, warm to hot growing epiphyte with prominent bifoliate pseudobulbs and axillary growths found at 200-1200 meters with an elongate rhizome encased in distichous, imbricating, scarious sheaths which when in active growth carry distichous, conduplicate, imbricating, foliaceous leaf sheaths with elliptic, compressed pseudobulbs that are borne at intervals along the rhizome, carrying linear-ligulate, bilobed leaf that is conduplicate at the base which blooms from the winter through spring with showy, very short-lived, fragrant flowers held close to the pseudobulb and arising from the sheaths at the base of a newly forming pseudobulb on a subsessile, to 2" [5 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence and is found in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia south to Peru, Bolivia, Trinidad, Brazil, Venezuela and the Guineas.


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