Malaxis sibundoyensis Kolan., Medina Tr. & Szlach. 2016 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

Subumbellate inflorescence

Photos by R Medina Trejo

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Kolanowska

Common Name The Sibundoy Malaxis [A valley in Southern Colombia]

Flower Size .25" [6 mm]

Found in Putumayo Department of Colombia, in montane at elevations of 2300 to 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with cylindrical to narrowly ovoid pseudobulbs enveloped by scarious sheaths and carrying 2, apical, alternate, ovate, subacute to obtuse, membraneous, clasping, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 7.6" [19 cm] long, terminated by a subumbelklate raceme about .6" [1.5 cm] long, dense, many flowered inflorescence with much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

"Similar to M quadrata in the dentate lip lateral lobules and cilliate pedicellate ovary, but differs from the taxon by the alternate leaves. Also similar to M caracasana but it differs in the glandular pedicellate ovary and the lip with entire margins." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI

*Ann. Bot. Fenn. 53: 78 Kolan., Medina Tr. & Szlach 2016 drawing fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:114 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide