Malaxis steyermarkii Correll 1948

Photo by Franco Pupulin and The Epidendra Website CR


Common NameSteyermark's Malaxis [American Botanist 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Panama in pluvial oak forests at elevations around 1600 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with corms carrying a single, cordiform, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle .8 to 1.2" [2 to 3 cm] long, rachis 1.2 to 1.6" [3 to 4 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying green, resupinate flowers.

Synonyms Microstylis steyermarkii (Correll) Marg. 2007 publ. 2008

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Las Orquideas de el Slavador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 drawing fide; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 2 Lacaena to Pteroglossa Pupulin 2020 photo fide