Malaxis carinatifolia (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt 1970 SECTION Crepidium

Plant Photos by Peter O'Byrne and James Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Carinate Leaved Malaxis

Flower Size .52" [1.3 cm]

Found in New Guinea and Sulawesi in forests near rivers at elevations around 300 to 1200 meters as a small sized, hot to coolgrowing terrestrial with crowded linear leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on a terminal, erect, successively several, many flowered inflorescence and carries color variable flowers

Synonyms Crepidium carinatifolium (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis carinatifolia J.J.Sm. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide