Malaxis licatae Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1998 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

Drawings by © A. Krol


Common Name Licata's Malaxis [Venezuelan Orchid Collector of the species current]

Flower Size

Found in Portuguesa state of Venezuela in montane cloud forests at elevations around 1700 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with fusiform to pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 2, subopposite, ovate, attenuate, acuminate,basally rounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring and fall on a terminal, erect, 4 to 4.4" [10 to 11 cm] long, rachis .24 to .4" [.6 to 1 cm] long, congested, very densely 30 to 50 flowered inflorescence and carrying small flowers.

"Similar to and M nidiae but differs in the subquadrate to X-shaped with elongate, narrowly triangular, acute, straight and distinctly exceeding the lip base basal auricles. M nidiae has an oblong obovate lip in general outline anmd its basal auricles are obliquely triangular-ovate and somewhat esceed the lip base." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 3: 244 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1998

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:121 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide