Malaxis perakensis (Ridl.) Holttum 1947 SECTION Commelinoides

Inflorscence

Plant and Flowers

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website

Full shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Perak Malaxis [A state of Malaysia]

Flower Size

Found in Thailand, Malysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, coolgrowing terrestrial with a climbing stem carrying several, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing into the elongate, petiolate, clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal ,erect, 12" [30 cm] long, simulataneously, semi-densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium perakense (Ridl.) Szlach.1995; *Microstylis perakensis Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as M spectabilis; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Siedenfaden & Smitinand 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Crepidium perakense drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide

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