Malaxis discolor (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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Black & White DrawingDrawings by Fitch & Wright and The Plant Illustrations Website

Full ShadeHotCool

Common Name The Different Colored Malaxis

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of sea level to 1900 meters as a mini-miniture sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbous, purplish red stems carrying oblong-ovate, deeply ribbed leaves.

Synonyms *Microstylis discolor Lindl. 1830; Seidenfia discolor (Lindl.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Microstylis discolor; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Orchid Culture in Ceylon and the East Price 2003