Malaxis zempoalensis López-Ferr. & Espejo 2009


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


Common Name The Zempoala Malaxis [3 high elevation Lakes in Morelos state of Mexico]

Flower Size .2 to .24" [5 to 6 mm] long

Found in Mexico in swampy inundated plains at elevations of 2800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, ovoid to oblong, white pseudobulbs giving rise to an erect 4" [10 cm] long stem carrying a single, apical, with a tubular vein, narrowly elliptic to elliptic, obtuse to rounded leaf that blooms in the earlier summer on an erect, racemose, peduncle 5" [12.5 cm] long, rachis to a 1.6" [4 cm] long, 10 to 30 flowered inflorescence carrying ascending, non-resupinate yellow green flowers.

Synonyms Malaxis palustris Espejo & López-Ferr. 1998

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