Malaxis novogaliciana R.González ex McVaugh 1985

Plant and Flowers in situ Mexico Photos by © Rolando Jiménez

Drawing Drawing by © Hagsater and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeColdSummer

Common Name The New Galacia Malaxis [refers to northwestern Mexico]

Flower Size .15" [3mm]

Found in Chihuahua, Durango, Sinaloa, Nayarit, Aguascalientes, Jaliso and probably Zacatecas states of Mexico in open forests at elevations of 2000 to 2700 meters as a miniature to small sized, cold growing, deciduous terrestrial grass clumps with a subterranean sub-globose pseudobulb carrying a single, blade erectelliptic to ovate, subacute to obtuse, widely cuneate and rounded below into the elongate petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer on a terminal, erect, stout, short to 2" [5 cm] long, scapose, dense, sub-umbelliform, 15 to 35 flowered inflorescence with short, triangular, acute-acumiante floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Orchidacearum 5-6 Plate 613 Hagsater & Soto 2002 drawing fide