Maxillaria aureoglobula Christenson 2002

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Fragrance Part shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Golden Globe Maxillaria [refers to the globose golden flowers]

Flower Size .88" [2.2 cm]

Found in Costa Rica and Colombia at elevations around 1100 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with clustered, ellipsoid, compressed, becoming grooved and wrinkled with age pseudobulbs subtended by papery sheaths and carrying a single, lanceolate, sessile, acute leaf that blooms in the winter on 1.2" [3 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with fragrant flowers that smell slightly of melon rind.

Synonyms Mormolyca aureoglobula (Christenson) M.A.Blanco 2007; Mormolyca fumea Bogarín & Pupulin 2010; Xanthoxerampellia aureoglobula (Christenson) Szlach. & Sitko 2012

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids, Mag. Amer. Orchid Soc. 71(2): 125-126. 2002 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 74 #1 2010 as Mormolyca fumea photo fide; Lankestriana 11(3): 185-205 Bogarin 2011 as Mormolyca fumea Photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 as Mormolyca fumea photo fide