Malaxis dodii Acev.-Rodr. & Ackerman 2012

TYPE Drawing of M megalantha by Donald Dod

Full shade Cool LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Hispanola Goodyera [refers to its being from the island of Hispanola]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de la Hotte and the Dominican Republic in broad-leaved forests at elevations around 1350 to 1650 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an ascending rhizomatic stem with thick roots and carrying rosulate, separated, reticulate, ovate, acuminate-acute, clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a terminal, erect, glabrous, 18" [45 cm] long overall, rachis sublax, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-acuminae, slightly twisted floral bracts and carrying rose colored flowers that only partially open.

"The orbicular lip immediatley separates it from all others." Dod 1986

Synonyms

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 4: 183 Dod 1986 drawing fide;

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