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

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Waria Range Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short, somewhat thickened, terete, glabrous stem carrying about 4 to 6, erect-patent to erect, lanceolate-elliptic, acute, glabrous, cuneate below into the narrow petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a thin, erect, strict to substrict, angled, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, laxly 8 to 20 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale green with a darker anther.

Synonyms Crepidium warianum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Crepidium warianum var. oreogena (Schltr.) Marg. 2012; Malaxis wariana var. oreogena (Schltr.) P.F. Hunt 1970; *Microstylis wariana Schltr. 1911; Microstylis wariana var. oreogena Schltr. 1911

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

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