Malaxis chamaeorchis (Schltr.) Seidenf. 1970 SECTION GlossochilusPhoto by Kagerla and Sisaket Football Club Website and blog

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Chameleon Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Sumatra at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with an almost globose psuedobulb carrying 1 to 2, if two the second is much smaller, ellitic to oblong, shiney green, acute, basally clasping leaves with 3 broad,longitudinal brownish purple lines that blooms on an erect, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, to 20 flowered inflorescence carrying wide open flowers.

Synonyms Glossochilopsis chamaeorchis (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis chamaeorchis Schltr.1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 drawing ok; orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001

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