Malaxis nidiae Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1998 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

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Common Name Licata's Malaxis [Venezuelan Orchid Collector of the species current]

Flower Size

Found in Portugues and Trujillo states of Venezuela and in Cundinamara department of Colombia in shady montane cloud forests at elevations around 2100 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with narrowly pyriform pseudobulbs carrying 2, subopposite, ovate, acute to shortly acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer on a terminal, erect, 8 to 48.8" [20 to 21 cm] long, rachis .4" [ 1 cm] long, pseudoumbellate, flowered inflorescence and carrying small cream colored flowers.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Harvard Pap. Bot. 3: 246 Carnevali & I.Ramírez 1998

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:122 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide