Malaxis cumbensis Dodson 1994 Drawing by Calaway Dodson

Full shadeCold

Common Name The Cumbaya Malaxis [A city near Quito Ecuador]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Ecuador at elevations around 3000 meters as a miniature sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect, stout stem enveloped completely by 2, acute sheaths and carrying 2, apical, cordate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6.4" [16 cm]] long, rachis short, 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