Malaxis johniana (Schltr.) Foldats 1959 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Unifoliae Marg.

TYPE Drawing by Schlechter

Part Shade Cool

Common Name John's Malaxis [Original Collector of species early 1900's]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Distrito Federal of northern Venezuela at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect-patent, ovate to ovate-elliptic, obtuse, entire margin, cuneate below into the shortly petiolate base leaf that blooms on an erect, peduncle, terete, to 8 to 9.6" [20 to 24 cm] long, rachis thickened, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, subumbellate, densely many flowered inflorescence with triangular-subulate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to M nasuta but the central cavity of the lip is a convex, somewhat flattened rim, laterally not merging with the lip lateral margins vs an entire convex rim, laterally merging with the lip." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023

Synonyms *Microstylis johniana Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 6: 31 Schlechter 1919 as Microstylis johniana;

*Acta Biol. Venez. 2: 380 Foldats 1959;

Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 primera parte Foldats 1969 drawing fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:153 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide