Malaxis oligantha (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm" Winter

Common Name The Sparse Blooming Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in colonies in shady places at elevations around 900 to 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to terete, glabrous, short stems carrying 3 to 5, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate, to rarely ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, terete, glabrous, 2.2" [5.5 cm] long, secund, laxly 3 to 8 flowered inflorescence with patula to deflexed, lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium oliganthum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis oligantha var. neuroglossa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970; *Microstylis oligantha Schltr. 1911; Microstylis oligantha var. neuroglossa Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis oligantha Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis oligantha var neuroglossa

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