Malaxis blumei Bakh.f. 1963

Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Wiki Media Website

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name or Meaning Blume's Malaxis [Dutch Botanist early 1800's]

Flower Size .3" [7.5 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Java, Borneo, and the Philippines at elevations of 500 to 1400 meters as a small to medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying darker above, paler beneath, 5 to 7 veined leaves that blooms on a 12" [30 cm] long, peduncle to 3.2" [8 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence.

The photo above is actually M blumei var purpureiflorum

Synonyms Crepidium purpureiflorum (Ames & Quisumb.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; *Crepidium rheedei Blume 1825; Crepidium rheedei subsp. purpureiflorum (Ames & Quisumb.) Marg. 2012; Malaxis purpureiflora Ames & Quisumb. 1936; Microstylis blumei Boerl. & J.J.Sm. 1903; Microstylis rheedei (Blume) Wight 1844

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Microstylis blumei; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Microstylis blumei drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #3 1979 as Microstylis rheedii; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981 as M purpureoflora drawing/photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiana Valmayor 1984 drawing good; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Crepidium rheedii drawing fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001;