Malaxis javesiae (Rchb.f.) Ames 1922

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Common Name Javes' Malaxis [American Orchid Enthusiast in Mexico current]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Puebla, Guerrero, Oaxaca and Chiapas states of Mexico and Guatemala in tropical deciduous forests, seasonally dry oak forests at elevations of 1500 to 2150 meters as a miniature to just medium sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial in humus or lithophyte on limestone and volcanic rock with a pyriform-globose pseueobulb enveloped by scarious, sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, subopposite to spaced, blade erect to slightly arched, ovate, acute t oobtuse, cordate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring through summer on a terminal, erect to somewhat flexous, thin, short, dense, corymbose, to 50 flowered inflorescence with the flowers held in a flat corymb with resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Malaxis mexicana Ames 1922; *Microstylis javesiae Rchb.f. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(1): 1983 drawing/photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 10 Plate 1044 Hagsater & Salazar 2008 drawing Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018 fide;