Maxillaria carolii Christenson 2002 sect. Aggregatae Pfitz 1889 Photo by Eric Christenson

Common Name or Meaning Carol's Maxillaria

Flower Size 3.4" [8.5 cm]

Found in Choco department of Colombia with ovoid, wrinkled, ridged pseudobulbs carrying elliptic, obtuse to acute, petiolate below leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect,short, 2.8" [7 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence carrying spidery, fragrant flowers.

Originally described as M setigera var carolii but M setigera has yellow flowers with broad clasping floral bracts and petals with strongly revolute margins. Instead Christenson states that this orchid is most similar to M endresii from Costa Rica but it differs in having yellow sepals and petals and has a distinct hood to the clinandrium without a finely fringed margin. Another similar species is M luteo-alba but it has almost round pseudobulbs, yellow tipped sepals and petals with strongly revolute margins.

Synonyms Maxillaria setigera var carolii nom illegal Bock 1984

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *AOS Buletin Vol 71 No 2 2002 photo fide;