Malaxis szemaoensis Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photos by A. Nuammee and The Notes on Crepidium (Orchidaceae): Two new combinations, a putative natural hybrid, and four species newly recorded for Thailand Website

Full Shade Cool LATERSpring EARLY Summer

Common Name The Szemao Malaxis [refers to Simao a town in Yunnan Province]

Flower Size 1/3" [7 mm]

Found in northern Thailand and southern Yunnan Province of China at elevations around 1550 meters as a small sized,cool growing terrestrial with a short, pseudobulbous stem carrying 2 to 4 leaves that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, few to several flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION!!!!Very similar to and sometimes given as a synonym of M ovalisepala but this one has a short pseudobulbous stem and M ovalisepala has a creeping rhizome giving rise to an elongating ascending stem.

Synonyms Crepidium szemaoense (Tang & F.T.Wang) Nuammee, Seelanan, Suddee & H.A.Pedersen 2016

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Notes on Crepidium (Orchidaceae): Two new combinations, a putative natural hybrid, and four species newly recorded for Thailand ANCHALEE NUAMMEE, TOSAK SEELANAN, SOMRAN SUDDEE & HENRIK . PEDERSEN Thai Forest Bull., Bot. 44(1): 3544. 2016[https://www.researchgate.net/publication/309262010_Notes_on_Crepidium_Orchidaceae_Two_new_combinations_a_putative_natural_hybrid_and_four_species_newly_recorded_for_Thailand/download]

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