Malaxis sodiroi (Schltr.) Dodson 1989 SECTION Umbellatae SERIES Umbellatae

Photo by Alexander Hirtz

Plant and Flowers

Photo by Saul Altamirano A. and The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter

Part ShadeCoolCold LATESpringSummerFall

Common Name Sodiro's Malaxis

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm] long

Found in Magdalena, Antioquia and Valle de Cauca departments of Colombia and central Ecuador in upper montane forests at elevations of 900 to 1700 meters as a warm to cool growing terrestrial with caespitose, pyriform pseudobulbs enveloped basally by imbricating sheaths with the uppermost being foliaceous and carrying 2, subopposite, ovate, acute, thin, obvious venation, cuneate below into the sessile base leaves that blooms in the late spring through fall on an erect, terminal, to 6" [15 cm] long, subumbellate, rachis 1.2" [3 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, ovate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts carrying small, nonresupinate flowers.

"Similar to M hastilabia but differs in the larger leaves, obtuse lip apex and obscure basal auricles." Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023

Synonyms *Microstylis sodiroi Schltr. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;

*Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 526 Dodson 1989 drawing fide;

Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 3 Dodson 202 photo fide;

The Parque Nacional Carrasco, Cochabamba Bolivia, Orquideas del Proyecto Hidroelectrico Ivirizu Website 2021 photo fide;

Materials to the Orchid Flora of Colombia Vol IV:152 Szlatchetko & Kolanowska 2023 drawing fide

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