Malaxis physuroides (Schltr.) Summerh. 1953 publ. 1954 Drawing by Perrier and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeHotWarmSummerFall

Common Name The Physurus Like Malaxis

Flower Size .16 to .18" [4 to 4.5 mm]

Found in northern and northeastern Mdagaascar in humid evergreen forests at elevations of 400 to 700 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial or epiphyte with nearly recumbent, most recent upright, caulidform pseudobulbs enveloped by 3 to 4 yellowish sheaths and carrying 3 to 4, ovate, acute, rounded to subcordate below into the contracted, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an erect, terminal, longer than the leaves, to 4" [10 cm] long, densely more than 50 flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acute longer than the pedicel floral bracts..

Synonyms Lisowskia physuroides (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis physuroides Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Madagascar Perrier 1939/81 as Microstylis physuroides drawing fide; Orchids of Madagascar Hermans, Du Puy, Cribb and Bosser 2007; Field Guide to the Orchids of Madagascar Cribb & Herman 2009

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