Malaxis koordersii (J.J.Sm.) Bakh.f. 1963 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flowers Photos by James Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full Shade Hot Cool Summer

Common Name Koorder's Malaxis

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Java and Sulawesi in fairly open areas in hill forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with close set, basally thickened stems carrying 3 to 5, plicate, undulate margined, oblique leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal, to 17.2" to [43 cm] long, many flowered, apically nodding inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium koordersii (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis koordersii var. celebensis P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2006; Microstylis flavescens J.J.Sm. 1903; *Microstylis koordersii J.J.Sm. 1905

Malaxis koordersii var. celebensis P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2006

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Full Shade CoolCold Winter Summer

A color variety found only in Sulawesi in open montane forsts at elevations of 1600 to 2200 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial that blooms in the winter and summer

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011as M koodersii var celebensis photo fide

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