Malaxis wendlandii (Rchb.f.) L.O.Williams 1946

Photos by Daniel Jimenez

Plant and Flower

Photos by Jimenez, Used under permission of Epidendra Website CR

Deep shadeWarmCool Summer Fall Winter

Common Name or Meaning Wendland's Malaxis [German Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's]

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Panama and Venezuela at elevations of 1600 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with spherical pseduobulbs enveloped by a net-like whitish sheath and carrying 1 to rarely 2, apical, elliptic, acute gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer, fall and winter on a terminal, erect, 2.4" [6 cm] long, racemose, 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crossoliparis wendlandii (Rchb.f.) Marg. 2009; Leptorchis wendlandii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891; *Liparis wendlandii Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Epidendra Website CR ; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Liparis wendlandii; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969 drawing fide; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 as Liparis wendlandii drawing fide; The Orchids of El Salvador Hamer Vol 3 1981 as Liparis wendlandii drawing/photo fide; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 drawing good; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 as Crossoliparis wendlandii; Orchids, A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 as Liparis wendlandii drawing/photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide