Malaxis sodiroi (Schltr.) Dodson 1989 Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeCoolCold LATESpringSummerFall

Common Name Sodiro's Malaxis

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm] long

Found in central Ecuador in upper montane forests at elevations of 1400 to 3000 meters as a cool to cold growing terrestrial with caespitose, pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying 2, subopposite, ovate, acute, thin, obvious venation, cuneate below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on an erect, terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long, subumbellate, many flowered inflorescence carrying nonresupinate flowers.

Synonyms *Microstylis sodiroi Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 526 Dodson 1989 drawing fide