Malaxis seleniglossa (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1946 SECTION Crepidium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Winter

Common Name The Half Moon Lip Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect strict to substrict, short, leafy stem carrying 4 to 7, erect-patent , obliquely lanceolate, acuminate, subcuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a thin, erect, shortly pedunculate, subdense, 5 to 20 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green-yellow, the column is a dark green blue towards the apex and the lip is flushed with brown.

Synonyms Crepidium seleniglossum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis seleniglossa Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis seleniglossa (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

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

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