Malaxis lobulata L.O.Williams 1939 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Full shadeCold

Common Name The Lobed Malaxis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in Colombia at elevations 2900 to 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout stem enveloped completely by 2, acute, lowermost inflated sheaths and carrying 2, apical, cordate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 1.2" [3 cm] long, rachis .4" [1 cm] long, densly, held in an apical corymb, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide