AFRICAN

ORCHIDS

Malaxis katangensis var. pygmaea (Summerh.) P.J.Cribb, Kew Bull. 32: 739 (1978).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Malaxis pygmaea Summerh., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 14: 223 (1951).
Lisowskia katangensis var. pygmaea (Summerh.) Marg., Ann. Naturhist. Mus. Wien, B 109: 193 (2007 publ. 2008).
Description:
Dorsal sepal 1.7–1.9 mm long, lateral sepals 1.3 mm long; petals 1.3–1.5 mm long; lip 1.3 mm long. Column 0.4 mm long. Differs from the typical variety in the smaller size of the flower.
Habitat:
Woodland c. 1400 m.
Distribution:
W. Zambia