Monographs Details: Malaxis excavata (Lindl.) Kuntze
Authority: Schweinfurth, Charles. 1967. Orchidaceae of the Guayana Highland. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 14: 69-214.
Description:Distribution and Ecology - VENEZUELA. Bolivar: Chimantd Massif, southwestern part of Apdcaratepui, 1210-1600 m alt., terrestrial on forested slopes between Camp 3 and Camp 4, leaves membranaceous, rich pale green above and silvery green beneath, pedicels pale green, flowers grass-green, April 15, 1953, J. A. Steyermark 75047; Torono-tepui, 1880-1970 m alt., on northwest-facing forested slopes between Summit Camp and base of escarpment, February 27, 1955, J. A. Steyermark & J. J. Wurdack 1179 (this collection is in fruit, so the identification is uncertain). MEXICO (type of Microstylis excavata) through Central America, south to BRAZIL and ARGENTINA.
Mirrostylis excavata Lindl., Bot. Reg. 24: Misc. 51, no. 93. 1838.
Distribution:Venezuela South America
| Mexico North America
| Brazil South America
| Argentina South America