Malaxis brachystachys (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

Plant and Flowers in situ Arizona

Photos by Carl Luer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full Shade CoolSummer

Common Name The Short Spiked Malaxis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Arizona, Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in deciduous forests at elevations around 1750 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a globose pseudobulbous growth giving rise to a single, apical, erect, cordiform basally, ovate, obtuse to acute, conduplicate into the elongate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, 8" [20 cm] long, subumbellate several flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held at the apex

Synonyms Achroanthes corymbosa (S.Watson) Greene 1891; Malaxis corymbosa (S.Watson) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis brachystachys Rchb.f. 1850; Microstylis corymbosa S.Watson 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as M corymbosa drawing/photo hmm; The Native Orchids of the United States and Canada Luer 1975 as M corymbosa drawing/photos fide; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as m corymbosa drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum Plate 1034 Hamer 1984 as M corymbosa drawing ok; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018