Malaxis mucronulata (Schltr.) P.Ortiz 1995 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

Drawing by © Schlechter

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Mucronate Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Cundinamarca Department of Colombia at elevations of 1400 to 1700 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with ovoid, subterranean pseudobulbs carrying 2, close set, subopposite, ovate-elliptic, obtusely acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, naked, somewhat angled, elongating, shortly umbelliform, many flowered inflorescence.

"Similar to Malaxis reichenbachiana but distinguished by the semi-globose lip cavity extending to the middle lobe base vs broadly semi-ovate, falling just shoort of the middle lobe base. The cavity of M mucronulata is twice larger than M tonduzii

Synonyms *Microstylis mucronulata Schltr. 1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. Beih. 7: 74 Die Orchideenfloren der Suamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten Colombia, Schlechter 1920 as Microstylis mucronulata; *Orquídeas Colombia: 277 Ortiz 1995;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:137 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide