Malaxis maclaudii (Finet) Summerh. 1934

Specimen by F Willems and The Zambia Flora Website

Collection Sheet

Specimen by C W Hirschberg and JSTOR Plant Sciences Website

Fragrance deep shade Cool LATER Summer

Common Name Maclaud's Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Gulf of Guinea Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Sudan, Zaire and Zambia in swamp forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to just small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to a elongate, pseudobulbous stem carrying usually 3, around the middle of the stem, suberect to spreading, ovate, thin-textured, narrowing below into the petillate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, dense umbellate, to 10 flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Kornasia maclaudii (Finet) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis hirschbergii Summerh. 1951; *Microstylis maclaudii Finet 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 39 #10 1970 photo fide; The Orchids of South Central Africa Williamson 1977 as M hirschbergii drawing ok; Flore D'Afrique Centrale [Zaire- Rwands - Burundi] Orhidaceae Premeir parte Geerink 1984 drawing/photo fide; Flora Zambesiaca Vol 11 Orchidaceae Part 1 Pope 1995; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Kornasia maclaudii; Les Orchidees de Cote d'Ivorie Perez-Vera 2003 photo/drawing fide;