Malaxis inexpectata (J.J.Sm.) Comber 2001 NOM INVALID!!!!SECTION Pseudoliparis Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot Warm Summer

Common Name The Unexpected Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra and Malaysia at elevations around 300 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying about 4, obliquely ovate, rounded basally, the largest uppermost, petiolate below into the base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, narrowly winged, peduncle 1.24 to 2.4" [3.1 to 6 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!! This name is invalid as Comber misspelled both the basionym Microstylis inexpectata [without the "S"] and the new name and as such makes this listing an UNPLACED NAME, The orchid exists but is only validly published as Crepidium inexspectata and I at present do not use that as a valid genus.

Synonyms Crepidium inexspectatum (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis inexspectata J.J.Sm. 1928; Pseudoliparis inexspectata (J.J.Sm.) Marg. 2003

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 without basionym page non invalid as Malaxis inexpectata; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia O'Byrne, Ong, Yong and Saw 2011 photo fide;