Malaxis undulata ( Schltr. ) P.F.Hunt 1970 SECTION Crepidium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Undulate Malaxis [refers to the leaf margin]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, terete, glabrous stem carrying up to 15, erect-patent, obliquely linear-ligulate, apiculate, glabrous, undulate margin, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, thin, angular, glabrous, to 1.2" [3 cm] long, laxly 4 to 10 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a yellow green with the column apex being green-blue

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

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

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