Malaxis brachystachys (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

Plant and Flowers in situ Arizona Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade Summer

Common Name The Short Spiked Malaxis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in deciduous forests as a miniature to medium sized terrestrial with a globose pseudobulbous growth giving rise to a single, apical, erect, cordiform basally, ovate, obtuse to acute, conduplicate into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, subumbellate several flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held at the apex

Synonyms Achroanthes corymbosa (S.Watson) Greene 1891; Malaxis corymbosa (S.Watson) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis brachystachys Rchb.f. 1850; Microstylis corymbosa S.Watson 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as M corymbosa drawing/photo hmm; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as m corymbosa drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1034 Hamer 1984 as M corymbosa drawing ok

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