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

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador at elevations of 1100 to 1400 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, braodly 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 inflroescence.

Synonyms *Microstylis moritzii Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 6 Dunsterville ^ Garay 1976 drawing fide;