Malaxis yanganensis Dodson 1994 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Full shade Cool Cold

Common Name The Yangana Malaxis [A town in southern Ecuador]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Loja province of Ecuador at elevations around 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout stem enveloped completely by a acuminate sheaths and carrying 2, apical, suborbicular to ovate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6.8" [17 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