Desert Botanical Garden Herbarium
Catalog #: DES00083966
Occurrence ID (GUID): 263df83c-25af-4bc7-ab05-4d3a270772e4
Taxon: Malaxis porphyrea (Ridley) Kuntze
Family: Orchidaceae
Collector: Andrew Salywon   2074   
Date: 2017-09-03
Additional Collectors: Alex Salywon
Locality: United States, Arizona, Cochise County, Chiricahua Mountains, Bootlegger Saddle
31.89313  -109.28254  WGS84
Elevation: 2713 meters Verbatim Elevation: 8900 ft
Habitat: Shady understory of mixed pine-fir forest
Substrate: 2-3 cm of pine duff
Associated Species: Pseudotsuga menziesii, Pinus ponderosa, Pinus strobiformis, Malaxis abieticola, grasses
Description: Growing among grasses. In some places growing very close to or almost touching Malaxis abieticola.
Reproductive Condition: fruit
Notes: Plants from this population were sent to North American Orchid Conservation Center to try and culture the associated mycorrhizae. A few fruiting capsules (still green) were collected from 3 plants in order to bank the seed.
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Record Id: 263df83c-25af-4bc7-ab05-4d3a270772e4
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