Malaxis rosilloi R.González & E.W.Greenw. 1984

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

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by © R.González & E.W.Greenwood and The AMO Herbaria Website

Common Name Rosillo's Malaxis [Mexican Medical Doctor and Orchid Enthusiast 1900's]

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in central and soutwestern Mexico in mesophyllous forest among rocks in rich humus as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a above ground, nearly round, ovoid, pyriform to conic-pyramidal, oblique, green corm giving rise to 2, petiolate, arising from the base of the corm, sub-opposite, arcuate spreading, ovate to sub-orbicular, acute to abruptly acuminate, rounded to shortly cuneate base, undulate margins, several veined, conspicuously keeled beneath, membraneous, shining green leaves that blooms in the mid summer on an erect, slender, several keeled, high, sharp, slightly twisted, green, 8" [20 cm] long overall, rachis to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, sub-umbellate, crowded, many flowered inflorescence with very small, fleshy, triangular, mucronate, green floral bracts and carrying green, long lasting flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *ORQUIDEA (Méx.) 9(2): 387 Rosillo 1984 drawing fide; Orquideas del Estado de Morelos ORQUÍDEA (MÉX.) VOLUMEN 16 NÚMERO ÚNICO enero 2002 drawing/photo fide;