Malaxis nana C.Schweinf. 1938

Photos by © M. A. Blanco & O. Pérez. and The Research gate Website


Common Name The Small Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in very wet and pluvial forests at elevations around 800 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs carrying 2, ovate, shortly acuminate, petiolate base, clasping leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, subumbellate, many flowered inflorescence carrying pale green with chestnut, resupinate flowers.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 109—114. Perez-Escobar & Blanco 2014 drawing/photo fide; Molecular phylogenetics, evolution of sexual systems and historical biogeography of Darwin's favourite orchids (Catasetinae) and swan orchids (Cycnoches Lindl.) Oscar Alejandro Pérez-Escobar 2016 photo fide;