Maxillaria setigera

Max callichroma

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

Maxillaria setigera is a species in the Maxillaria genus.


Plant blooms with 6 cm flowers.


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


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.


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


Common Name: The Bristle Carrying Maxillaria


  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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