Malaxis slamatensis (J.J.Sm.) Bakh.f. 1963 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flower in situ Java Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part ShadeWarmCoolSpring

Common Name The Slamat Malaxis [A part of western Java]

Flower Size .18" [4.5 mm] long

Found in Sumatra and Java in montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short, creeping, fleshy rhizome giving rise to an erect, short pseudobulb carrying 5 to 7 close set, obliquely lanceolate, acuminate, acute, somewhat undulate margin, pale green, narrowing into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, peduncle angular, .8 to 1.4" [2 to 4 cm] long, 3.4 to 7.6" [8.5 to 19 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium slamatense (J.J.Sm.) Marg. 2012; Microstylis dempoensis J.J.Sm. 1930; *Microstylis slamatensis J.J.Sm. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001

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