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

Full shade Cool" Winter Fall

Common Name The Carex Like Malaxis [refers to the narrow linear leaves]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium to just large sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a thick, fleshy stem carrying 10 to 14, linear, narrowing apically, acute leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, strict to substrict, glabrous, angular, to 8" [20 cm] long, laxly many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers olive green with a darker central eye.

Synonyms Crepidium caricoides (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis caricoides Schltr. 1911

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