Malaxis fastigiata (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

Photo by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website

Srawing Drawing © by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Original Drawing by © Padre Pedro Ortiz Conserved at the Herbario de la Universidad Javeriana, Bogota Colombia


Common Name The Pointed Malaxis

Flower Size 3/8" [1 cm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru at elevations of 1090 to 3600 meters as a small to medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial or occasional epiphyte with a bulbous-thickened, base stem enveloped below by 3 to 3, tubular, imbricating sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, subopposite to distinctly separated, ovate-oblong, oval, to ovate-lanceolate, obtuse to acuminate, lightly cordate to cuneate basally leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, sub-umbellate, 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Dienia maianthemifolia Rchb.f. 1846; Malaxis linguella (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922; Malaxis longisepala (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis maianthemifolia A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845; *Microstylis fastigiata Rchb.f. 1850; Microstylis linguella Rchb.f. 1888; Microstylis longisepala Ridl. 1888; Ophrys ensifolia Pav. ex Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Microctylis fastigiata; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Orchids of Peru Vol 2 Schweinfurth 1959; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1036 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018