Calflora
Taxon  Report   10965    
Malaxis monophyllos  (L.) Sw.  var. brachypoda  (A. Gray) F. Morris & E. A. Eames
White bog adder's-mouth
Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda
© 2012 Duncan S. Bell
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Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda
© 2016 Adrienne Simmons
Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda
© 2012 Duncan S. Bell
Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda, a monocot, is a perennial herb (bulb) that is native to California, is also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.1 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda
© 2016 Adrienne Simmons
Family: ORCHIDACEAE  
Genus: Malaxis
Parent: Malaxis monophyllos
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Freshwater Wetlands, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Habitat: meadows, bogs/fens

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS

PLANTS accepted name:
Malaxis brachypoda

Alternate Names:
ICPN + CNPS: Malaxis monophyllos ssp. brachypoda
ICPN: Malaxis brachypoda
More information about  Malaxis monophyllos var. brachypoda
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (MABR5)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Dec 17, 2018).