Malaxis mackinnonii (Duthie) Ames 1920 SECTION Malaxis

TYPE Drawing by Hormusji/Duthie

Another Drawing

Drawing by Seidenfaden

Another Drawing

Drawings by 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 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, few to 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; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #3 1979 as Microstylis cardonii; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015 as Crepidium mackinnon

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