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; Microstylis madagascariensis Klinge 1898

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 ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Microstylis koodersii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Microstylis koordersii drawing fide; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Microstylis madagascariensis; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb & Bosser 2007; Field guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Hermans 2009; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 as M koodersii var celebensis photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2015 as Crepidium koodersii photo fide;

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