Malaxis metallica (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Crepidium

Flower Closeup Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Metallic Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Borneo in hill and moss forests on rocks and boulders in river beds or in humus in dense forests at elevations of 400 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial with 4 to 5, elliptic, metallic-purple, erose margined, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, laxly, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium metallicum (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis metallica Rchb.f. 1879

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Microstylis metallica; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo hmm; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing/photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 as M lowii photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 as Crepidium metalicum photo good; Orchids of Peru Zelenko & Bermudez 2009 as M sp photo ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 2011 as Crepidium metallicum; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011

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