Malaxis major (Rchb.f.) León ex A.D.Hawkes 1950 Photo by © Super Stock Photo Site


Common Name or Meaning The Large Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Cuba?, Puerto Rico, Dominica and Guadeloupe in wet montane forests at elevations of 200 to 600 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with clustered, conical, fleshy pseudobulbs carrying 2, sub-opposite, spreading, thin, cordate, broadly ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute to acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the erect, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer through early spring on a ribbed, slender, subumbellate, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Malaxis rotundata (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; *Microstylis major Rchb.f. 1888; Microstylis rotundata Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as Microstlis rotundata; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995;