Malaxis dodii Acev.-Rodr. & Ackerman 2012

TYPE Drawing of M megalantha by Donald Dod

Full shade Warm LATER Spring

Common Name Dod's Malaxis [American Missionary and Orchid Enthusiast in the Dominican Republic passed 2008]

Flower Size .6 x .8" [15 x 20 mm]

Found in Haiti on the Massif de la Hotte at elevations around 850 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to ovoid, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped by 2, tall completely enveloping the pseudulb and carryimg 2, ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate, basally rounded into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, strict, bare, angled, glabrous, 7.2" [18 cm] long, scape, rachis umbellate to subumbellate, 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the pedicel floral bracts and carrying yellow-green, very large resupinate erect-patent flowers.

"The largerst flowered species of Malaxis in Hispanola and possibly the entire genus. Comapared to M unifolia the flower is enormous." Dod 1986

Synonyms Malaxis cazalensis Marg. 2012; Malaxis megalantha Dod 1986

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Moscosoa 4: 176 Dod 1986 as M megalantha drawing fide;