Malaxis ehrenbergii (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891

Plant and Flowers in situ Mexico Photos © by The ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS LISTA DE ORQUIDEAS MEXICANAS Website


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

Part Shade Cold LATE Spring EARLYSummer

Common Name Ehrenberg's Malaxis [German Botanist and Orchid Collector in Mexico 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .14” [3.5 cm]

Found in Mexico and Guatemala in humid pine or fir forests at elevations around 2750 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with subterranean, subglobose, white pseudobulbs giving rise to an erect stem carrying single, erect, 4” [10 cm] up the stem, elliptic, acute single veined leaf that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, peduncle to 3” [7.5 cm] long, racemose, rachis to 3” [7.5 cm] long, laxly to 50 flowered inflorescence carrying resupinate flowers

Synonyms Malaxis arachnifera (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891; Malaxis ehrenbergii var. platyglossa (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) L.O.Williams 1950; Malaxis minutiflora (Schltr.) Ames 1922; Malaxis platyglossa (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Ames 1922; Malaxis reichenbachii (Marg.) J.M.H.Shaw 2014; Microstylis arachnifera Ridl. 1888; *Microstylis ehrenbergii Rchb.f. 1850; Microstylis minutiflora Schltr. 1899; Microstylis platyglossa B.L.Rob. & Greenm. 1896; Tamayorkis ehrenbergii (Rchb.f.) R.González & Szlach. 1998; Tamayorkis platyglossa (B.L.Rob. & Greenm.) Szlach. 1995; Tamayorkis reichenbachii Marg. 2006;

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