Malaxis mackinnonii (Duthie) Ames 1920 TYPE Drawing by Hormusji/Duthie

Another Drawing Photo by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another Drawing Drawings by Seidenfaden/Deva and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Cool Summer

Common Name Mackinnon's Malaxis [English Original Collector of species 1800's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Bangladesh, India, western Himalayas, Chinease Himalayas, Nepal, Myanmar and Thailand at elevations of 600 to 1900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a swollen subterranean stem carrying adpressed to the ground, 2 to 3, horizontal, unequal in size, upper side dark brownish green purplish beneath, 3 main nerved, broad, ovate, obtuse, cordate, amplexicaul basally, fleshy leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, terminal, reddish purple, sharply quadrangular, rachis shorter than the peduncle, to 4" [10 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with persistent, subulate, reflexed, longer than the ovary floral bracts and carrying very small, sessile flowers.

Synonyms Crepidium mackinnonii (Duthie) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis cardonii Prain 1903; *Microstylis mackinnonii Duthie 1902; Seidenforchis mackinnonii (Duthie) Marg. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the North Western Himalaya Part 2, Duthie 1906 as Microstylis mackinnoni drawing ; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide;