Malaxis streptopetala (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Ames 1922


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

Common Name The Twisted Petal Malaxis [refers to the back-bent petals]

Flower Size .35 to .4" [7 to 10 mm] long

Found in north central, central and southwestern Mexico in pine and pine/oyamel forests at elevations of 2750 to 3000 meters as a small to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, ovoid to globose, whitish pseudobulbs giving rise to an erect 3" [7.5 cm] long stem carrying a single apical, with a tubular vein, narrowly elliptic to lanceolate leaf that blooms in the summer on an erect, peduncle 4" [10 cm] long, rachis to a 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence carrying non-resupinate yellow-green flowers.

Synonyms *Microstylis streptopetala B.L.Rob. & Greenm. 1896

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