Malaxis myurus (Lindl.) Kuntze 1891


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Common Name The ?Malaxis

Flower Size .12 to .16" [3 to 4 mm] long

Found in Mexico in oak and oak/pine and fir forests at elevations of 2200 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, globose, white pseudobulbs giving rise to an erect stem enveloped completely by leaf sheath bases and carrying 2, with a tubular vein, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate to oblong, acute to obtuse apically leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle to 3" [7.5 cm] long, rachis 3" [7.5 cm] long, bottle brush-like, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate, green flowers.

Synonyms *Dienia myurus Lindl. 1830; Microstylis myurus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;