Maxillaria callichroma Rchb. f. 1854 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Another Flower

Another Flower Angle Photo by Patricia Harding


Common Name The Green Calli Maxillaria

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 900 to 2600 meters on steep clay banks in wet, cool cloud forests as a small to medium sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with ovoid, very dark brown, lightly to moderately compressed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few imbricate, leafless sheaths and carrying a single, apical, lanceolate, gradually narrowing below into the narrow conduplicate base leaf that blooms in the winter and spring on an erect, basal, single flowered inflorescence arising on a newly formed pseudobulb completely enveloped by several, inflated, compressed, pale green, densely dark lepidote sheaths.

Cited as a synonym of Maxillaria setigera but I will leave them separate pending more information

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bonplandia Rchb.f 1853; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville & Garay 1976 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing good; AOS Bulletin Vol 49 No 12 1980 photo fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0105 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing good; Orchids Travel By Air A Pictoral Safari Mulder, Mulder-Roelfsema and Schuiteman 1990 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 28 1713 - 1776 Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo cover fide; Orchid Digest Vol 64 #1 2000 photo fide; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 88 # 6 2019 photo fide;