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Maxillaria setigera

Max callichroma

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Maxillarieae
SubTribe: Maxillariinae
Genus: Maxillaria
Species: Max. setigera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Maxillaria setigera
Lindl. 1845


Maxillaria setigera is a species in the Maxillaria genus.

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms with 6 cm flowers.

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the forest of Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 40 to 670 meters

CultureEdit

Plant can be grown in a fine bark medium, full sphagnum moss, or mounted on treefern or cork. Grow in warm conditions with medium amounts of light. Water regularly and keep mix moist but not wet. Plant require semi-dry rest through the winter month.

VaritiesEdit

ImageNameDescription
Max callichroma yello Maxillaria setigera variant Petals and sepals are yellow, lip is white with a yellow patch.

NamingEdit

Common Name: The Bristle Carrying Maxillaria

SynonymsEdit

  1. Maxillaria leptosepala Hook. 1849
  2. Maxillaria setigera var. carolii I.Bock 1984
  3. Maxillaria callichroma Rchb.f., Bonplandia (Hannover) 2: 16 (1854).

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