Malaxis hintonii Todzia 1993 TYPE Drawing by © Angelo Mitchell. and The Herbario AMO Website

Common Name Hinton's Malaxis [American Orchid Collector in Mexico 1900's]

Flower Size

Found in Neuvo Leon State of Mexico in mixed pine and oak forest and on limestone, from 2500 to about 2450 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with a subterranean, obovoid corm giving rise to an erect, tubular, narrowly compressed around scape, slender, with 3 narrow keels decurrent from the blade, slightly dilated apically petiolate base, becoming cordate-sub-spherical, acute, 5 main veined leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, from the apex of a new corm, within the petiole, 4 to 12" [10 to 30 cm] long, 4 keeled, pale green, sub-determinate, racemose, laxly, successively several, to 60 flowered inflorescence with triangular, deeply canaliculate, dorsally keeled, floral bracts and carrying small, resupiante, pale green to yellow flowers that are .08 to .16" [2 to 4 mm] distant on axis.

Synonyms Tamayorkis hintonii (Todzia) R.González & Szlach. 1998

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , *Orquídea (Méx.) 13(1-2): 121. Todzia 1993 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Tamayorkis hinfonii [sic]