Malaxis moritzii (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891 Photo by Alexander Moran

Drawing Drawing by Dunsterville and Garay and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool

Common Name Moritz' Malaxis [German Orchid Collector in Venezuela later 1800's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 2075 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with elliptic-ovate pseudopbulbs carrying 2, ventrally shiny, dorsally greyer and rather dull, mid nreve su;cate, dorsally ribbed, broadly elliptic, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, peduncle to 6.8" [17 cm] long, angled, rachis short, spirally arranged, subumbellate, many flowered inflorescence with pale, lanceolate, triangular to triangular-ovate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying very small green flowers.

Synonyms *Microstylis moritzii Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora de Venezuela Volumen XV Primera Parte Foldats 1969 drawing good; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville ^ Garay 1976 drawing fide;