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

Synonyms *Microstylis simillima Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide