Malaxis hagsateri Salazar 1990


Plant and Flowers Photos by © Eric Hagsater

Full shade Cold LATERSpringEARLYSummer

Common Name Hagsater's Malaxis [Mexican Orchid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size 3/8" [7.5mm]

Found in Guerrero Mexico in evergreen cloud forests at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with a conic-ovoid pseudobulb enveloped by 2 to 3 sheaths and carrying 2, apical, opposite, broadly ovate, undulate margins, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petillate base leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on a terminal, erect, to 6" [15 cm] long, racemose, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orquídea (Méx.) 12(1): 81-86. Salazar 1990 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum I Plate 58 Hagsater & Salazar 1990 drawing fide