Malaxis amplectens (J.J.Sm.) Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SECTION Crepidium


Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Comprehensive Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Java, Borneo and the Lesser Sunda Islands in lowland and hill dipterocarp, kerangas and riverine forest at elevations of 800 to 1100 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a decumbent becoming upright, green to purple stem carrying 10 to 13, lanceolate, acuminate, bronze to green, 5 prominent veined, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 16" [to 40 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium amplectens (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis amplectens J.J.Sm. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Microstylis amplectens; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Microstylis amplectens drawing fide; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;