Malaxis juliani Foldats 1968 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

Drawing by © Foldats redrawn by Oledrzynska

Full Shade ColdLATESpringSummer

Common Name Julian's Malaxis [Venezuelan Orchid Enthusiast]

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Venezuela in upper montane cloud forests at elevations around 2350 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with cylindrical-ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by imbricating leafless becoming leaf-bearing sheaths above and carrying 2, subopposite, ovate, acute, thin, venation obvious, cuneate below to form an elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and summer on an erect, terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, subumbellate many flowered inflorescence with non-resupinate green flowers.

" Also similar to M crispifolia differs in the subobtuse to obtuse dorsal sepal vs acute in M crispifolia. The 3 veined vs single veined lateral sepals and the larger lip cavity .44 to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm] vs .24 to .28" [6 to 7 mm]." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023

Synonyms Malaxis juliani Foldats 1968; Microstylis crispifolia Rchb.f. 1866

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI

*Acta Bot. Venez. 3: 358 Foldats 1968

Flora de Venezuela Volumen 15 Parte 1 Foldats 1969 as M juliani drawing ok;

Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 M juliani drawing ok;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:140 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide