Malaxis amplectens (J.J.Sm.) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Crepidium

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Comprehensive Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent becoming upright, green to purple stem carrying 10 to 13, lanceolate, acuminate, bronze to green, 5 prominent veined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium amplectens (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis amplectens J.J.Sm. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide