Malaxis chamaeorchis (Schltr.) Seidenf. 1970 SECTION Glossochilus [Schlechter] Seidenfaden 1978Photo 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 ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas # 42 Liparinae 1984 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Glossachilopsis chamaeorchis; Notes on Crepidium (Orchidaceae): Two new combinations, a putative natural hybrid, and four species newly recorded for Thailand ANCHALEE NUAMMEE, TOSAK SEELANAN, SOMRAN SUDDEE & HENRIK . PEDERSEN Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 44(1): 3544. 2016[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309262010_Notes_on_Crepidium_Orchidaceae_Two_new_combinations_a_putative_natural_hybrid_and_four_species_newly_recorded_for_Thailand/download]

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