Malaxis simillima (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891 Photo by Adam Karremans

Full shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name or Meaning The Very Similar Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations around 1100 to 1900 meters as a just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with short, cormous, hypogaeus stems enveloped by the scarious leaf sheaths and carrying 2, apical, lanceolate-ovate to broadly ovate, acuminate, membranaceous, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on a short, dense, many flowered, subumbellate, racemose inflorescence

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms *Microstylis simillima Rchb.f. 1866

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

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