Malaxis rosei Ames 1922


Photo/Drawing by © ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 The Herbario AMO Website


Common Name Rose's Malaxis

Flower Size .24" [6 mm] long

Found in Mexico in pine/oak forests at elevations of 2400 to 2500 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, globose, white pseudobulbs with a conspicuous rhizome giving rise to an erect 6" [15 cm] long stem carrying 2, apical, with a tubular vein, ovate to elliptic, acute to acuminate leaf that blooms in the later summer on an erect, corymbose, peduncle 12" [30 cm] long, rachis to a 1.2" [3 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate green flowers.


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