Malaxis thienii Dodson 1994 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Full shadeCold

Common Name Thien's Malaxis [American Botanist current]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cotopaxi province of Ecuador at elevations 2800 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout stem enveloped completely by 2, acute, lowermost inflated sheaths and carrying 2, apical, cordate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 7.2" [18 cm] long, rachis .4" [1 cm] long, densly, held in an apical corymb, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 2002 drawing fide