Malaxis fasciata (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Striped Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 to 250 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a short, terete, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 8, erect-patent to patent, yellow-green centrally with a broad, pale brown band on either side, obliquely elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a strict to substrict, thin, angled, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, about as long as the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are initially yellow becoming red a few days after opening.

Synonyms Crepidium fasciatum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Crepidium fasciatum var. concolor (Schltr.) Marg. 2012; Malaxis fasciata var. concolor (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970; *Microstylis fasciata Schltr. 1911; Microstylis fasciata var. concolor Schltr. 1911

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

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