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

Full sun Cool" LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Without Pollen? Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a very short, somewhat thick stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent to suberect, elliptic, acute, glabrous, narrowing below into the subpetiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a strict, thin, subangled, glabrous, to 2.6" [6.5 cm] long, laxly 4 to 17 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that this species is always found in colonies and is the only species within the genus occuring in full sun in open country and the whole plant is dark violet green and the flowers are rose red.

Synonyms Crepidium heliophilum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis heliophila Schltr. 1911

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