Maxillariella-variabilis-2020-01-29***Confirmed as Maxillaria variabilis (July 2020); the genus Maxillariella is considered a synonym for Maxillaria; this flower which was awarded a JC "for unusual cream color" fits the concept of M. chiriquiensis described as "sepals cream with rose staining over distal half, petals cream with faint rose lines along centre, lip mid lobe cream, the rest shiny purple". M. chiriquiensis is currently considered a synonym of variabilis.***

Judging Center: Montreal Judging Center

Award Number: 20206901

Award Date: January 18, 2020

Awarded As: Maxillariella variabilis

Plant > Overall length of growth/cane: Up to 19 cm

Plant Leaf > number of leaves per growth or cane: 1

Plant > Leaf Length: average 10 cm, up to 20 cm

Plant > Leaf Width: 1.1 cm

Plant > Leaf Margin: entire

Plant > Leaf Shape: lanceolate

Plant > Leaf petiole length (apex of pseudobulb or stem to leaf base proper): 1 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Length: 4 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Width: diameter: 1.5 cm

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Margin: shape: elliptical

Plant > Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul distance between growths along rhizome:: 3 cm

Plant >Pseudobulb/Growth/Ramicaul Root Tip Color: not visible

Inflorescence > Overall Length: up to 8 cm

Inflorescence > Arrangement: none

Inflorescence > Distance from base of inflorescence to first bud or branch: none

Inflorescence > distance between flowers along inflorescence: n/a

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1 cm

Inflorescence > distance from inflorescence to base of sepals: 1 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Length: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > Floral Bracts Width: 1 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Length: 2.5 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Width: 0.3 cm

Inflorescence > Ovary Shape: tubular

Inflorescence > Ovary Color: green

Inflorescence > Ovary Texture: shiny

Flower Natural Spread Length: 2.2

Flower Natural Spread Width: 2.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Length: 1.4

Flower > Dorsal Sepal Width: 0.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Length: 1.6

Flower > Lateral sepals or synsepal Width: 0.6

Flower > Petals Length: 1

Flower > Petals Width: 0.5

Flower > Lip or Pouch Length: 1.2

Flower > Lip or Pouch Width: 0.5


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This looks like what some people call Maxillaria chiriquiensis . Tha said WCSPF treats that name as a synonym of Maxillaria variabilis.


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