Malaxis pittieri (Schltr.) Ames 1922 Drawing by Blanche Ames and The Epidendra Website


Common Name Pittier's Malaxis [Swiss Botanist in Venezuela later 1800's-1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Panama in wet montane forests at elevations of 2100 to 2260 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrrestrial with short, fleshy to cormus stems carrying a single, apical, broadly ovate-cordate, acute to short-acuminate, membraneacous, cordate below into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an erect, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, sublax, many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946;