Malaxis xanthochila (Schltr.) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1915 SECTION Crepidium Drawing by Lewis Roberts

Part shade Hot Warm Winter Spring Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Yellow Lipped Malaxis

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Queensland Australia, Fiji and Vanuatu at elevations of sealevel to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with 5 to 7, suberect, ovate, acuminate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms winter, spring and fall on an erect, terminal, 4.4" to 6" [11 to 15 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium neoebudicum (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Crepidium sordidum (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; Crepidium xanthochilum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis neoebudica Ames 1932; Malaxis sordida (J.J.Sm.) Ames 1915; Microstylis sordida J.J.Sm. 1908; Microstylis xanthochila Schltr. 1905;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis xanthochila drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 35 No 4 1966; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991

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