Malaxis breviscapa [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 Spring

Common Name The Short Inflorescence Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, thick, short stem carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic-ovate to elliptic-lanceolate , acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a thin, erect, angled, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are olive green with a brown lip and that this species and M brachycaulos are very small plants.

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

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