Malaxis sodiroi (Schltr.) Dodson 1989 Photo by Alexander Hirtz

  • TYPE Drawing 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; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 202 photo fide;