Malaxis brachycaulos (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 SECTION Crepidium Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Short Stem Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short, almost pseudobulbous stem carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, obliquely ovate, acuminate, glabrous, shortly petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a erect, angled, .8" [2 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are a brownish fleshy color with olive green towards the center.

Synonyms Crepidium brachycaulos ( Schltr. ) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis brachycaulos Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis brachycaulos (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

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