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

Another Flower

Another Flower Angle Photo by Patricia Harding

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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 inflorescnece 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; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Series II Orchids of Peru Plate 0105 Dodson & Bennett 1989 drawing good; Die Orchideen lieferung 28 Schlechter/Brieger 1993; AOS Bulletin Vol 63 No 4 1994 photo cover; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing good; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 photo fide;

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