Malaxis maculata (Ridl.) Ames 1921

Plant and Flowers in Situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo Photo by Rogier Van Vugt and His PBase Orchid Photo Website

Deep shadeWarmCold Spring

Common Name Mieczyslaw's Crepidium [Polish Ochid Enthusiast current]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in hill and upper montane forest at elevations of 1000 to 2100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cold growing terrestrial with branching, superposed, fleshy, cylindrical, green often stained purple stems carrying broadly elliptic, acute, margins distinctly undulate-crisped, bright green covered in irregular dark purple blotches, abruptly narrowing below into the fleshy, purple, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a terminal, erect, purple, 4.4" [11 cm] long, laxly to 15 flowered inflorescence with sevaral non-resupinate flowers open at any one time

Within my framework this species would be better placed within Malaxis but as yet it has not been described as such.

Synonyms Crepidium mieczyslawii Marg. 2001; *Microstylis maculata Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 photo/drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 9 2012