Malaxis bancana (Ridl.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Commelinoides Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Warm

Common Name The Banka Malaxis [An Island off Sumatra]

Flower Size .24" [6mm]

Found in Thailand and Bangka Island Sumatra at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 3, ovate-elliptic, acuminate, contracted below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 5" [12.5 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium bancanum (Ridl.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis bancana Ridl. 1888

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide;