Malaxis brevidentata C.Schweinf. 1936 SECTION Crepidium Photo by Whistler

Common Name The Short Toothed Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands in fernland forests at elevations of 350 to 1000 meters as a small to just large sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying 5 to 7, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle and rachis weakly costate, 10" [25 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium brevidentatum (C.Schweinf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Oberonia brevidentata (C.Schweinf.) Parham 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide