Malaxis woodsonii L.O.Williams 1939

Drawing by Blanche Ames and The Plant Illustration Website


Common Name Woodson's Malaxis [American Botanist in Central America 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Costa Rica and Panama at elevations of 1500 to 2500 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with a short, cormous stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 2 apical, broadly ovate, obtuse to acute, crenulate to obscurely serrate margins, membranaceous, abruptly narrowing leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, subumbellate, many flowered inflorescence


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