Malaxis acutangula (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flowers Photo Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Full Shade HotCool springSummer

Common Name The Acute Angled Malaxis

Flower Size 1/4" [6 mm]

Found in Malaysia, Java and northern Borneo in montane forests on riverbanks, on forest floors, on rocks or in moss on tree trunksat elevations of 50 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing terrestrial, lithophyte and sometimes epiphyte. that blooms in the spring and summer on an erect, terminal, densely many flowered inflorescence carrying color variable flowers.

This species and M blumei are considered by many to be the same species if so then M blumei takes precedence.

Synonyms Crepidium acutangulum (Hook.f.) Szlach. 1995; ; Microstylis acutangula Hook.f. 1889;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & wood 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Ong, O'Byrne, Yong and Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide