Malaxis cirrhiflora W.Kittr. 1985 SECTION Crepidium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Summer Fall

Common Name The Curled Flower Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 350 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, leafy in the lower half, terete, glabrous stem carrying erect-patent, linear, acute, , narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, thin, angular, few bracted, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate to acute, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale brown-yellow and the column apex is a dark blue green.

Synonyms Crepidium stenophyllum ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis stenophylla Schltr. 1911; Microstylis stenophylla var. crispatula Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis stenophylla ( Schltr. ) Szlach. & Marg. 1999; Pseudoliparis stenophylla var. crispatula (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis stenophylla Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis stenophylla var crispatula

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