Malaxis juventudensis Marg. 2012

Drawing by © Mark Nir/Proctor

Full Shade Hot

Common Name The Juventud Malaxis [An island to the south of Cuba]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Cuba as a miniature to small sized, erect, glabrous, hot growing terrestrial with fleshy roots with approximate, fleshy, short pseudobulbs enveloped completely by 1 to 2, scarious sheaths and carrying 2, thin, plicate, ovate-elliptic, acute to subacuminate, gradually narrowing below into the short petiolate base leaves that blooms on a terminal, erect, 6" [15 cm] long, rachis short, laxly several flowered inflorescence carrying nonresupinate, greenish flowers. .

Synonyms *Malaxis domingensis subsp. insularis H.Dietr. & M.A.Díaz 1985; Malaxis insularis (H.Dietr. & M.A.Díaz) Nir, 2000

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as M insularis drawing fide