Malaxis maxonii Ames 1923 Drawing by Hamer and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm Summer

Common Name Maxon's Malaxis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Mexico, Honduras and Nicaragua in wet montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with pyriform pseudbulbs carrying 2, close, opposite, ovate-elliptic, acute, rounded into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, conspicuously winged, 6" [15 cm] long, subumbellate, successively many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 836 Hamer 1983 Drawing fide;