Malaxis elliptica A.Rich. & Galeotti 1845 photo by The Lista De Orquideas Mexicanas Website

deep Shade Spring

Common Name The Elliptic Malaxis [refers to the leaf shape]

Flower Size

Found in Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras as an erect terrestrial with a single elliptic to shortly lanceolate leaf that blooms in the spring on an erect, several to many flowerd inflorescence with the flowers held towards the apex in a spiraling whorl.

CAUTION!!! I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with extreme caution!!!!

Synonyms Malaxis salazarii Catling 1990; Microstylis salazarii (Catling) Szlach. & Marg. 2006

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Guia de Orquideas de Chiapas Carlos Rommel Beutelspacher Baigts 2013 photo hmm;