Malaxis pringlei (S.Watson) Ames 1922 Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name Pringle's Malaxis [American Botanist in Central America 1900's]

Flower Size .14 to .2" [3.5 to 5 mm]

Found in Mexico in grasslands within pine and pine/oak forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a just medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with subterranean, ovoid pseudobulbs giving rise to an erect 3" [7.5 cm] long stem carrying a single apical, with a tubular vein, erect, elliptic, acute leaf that blooms in the summer through earlier fall on an erect, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, rachis to a 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate green flowers.

Synonyms Achroanthes pringlei (S.Watson) Greene 1891; Malaxis stricta L.O.Williams 1950; *Microstylis pringlei S.Watson 1888

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