Malaxis lepanthiflora (Schltr.) Ames 1922

Drawing Photo/Drawing by Hamer


Common Name The Lepanthes-Like Flower Malaxis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in Oaxaca state of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras in wet forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a small to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid-fusiform, compressed pseudobulbs enveloped completley by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, opposite, broadly lanceolate-elliptic, acute, green, lightly undulate margin, basally clasping petioalte base leaves that blooms in the late spring and earlier summer on an erect, terminal, peduncle angular, 4" [10 cm] long, subumbellate, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Microstylis lepanthiflora Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 drawing/photo fide;