Malaxis alagensis (Ames) Ames 1908 SECTION Crepidium

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames

Common Name The Alag Malaxis [A river in the Philippines

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in the Philippines in humid forests at elevations around 100 to 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a leafy base with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, lowermost much smaller, acute leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect to 10" [25 cm] long overall, peduncle elongate, congested, many flowered inflorescence holding the flowers in an apical corymb with linear-lanceolate bracts and carrying purple flowers towards the base and yellowish flowers above the middle

Synonyms Crepidium alagense (Ames) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Fingardia alagensis (Ames) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis alagensis Ames 1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae 2: 122 Ames 1908 drawing fide;