Malaxis crepidium Bakh.f. 1963

Drawing/Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Sandal-Like Malaxis

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in western Java and Sumatra in damp forests at elevations of 1200 to 2000 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying obliquely ovate to acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on an erect, to 120" [25 cm] long, nodding apically, many flowered inflorescence carrying pale yellowish green becoming pale yellow flowers

Synonyms *Crepidium flavescens Blume 1825; Malaxis flavescens (Blume) Ames 1908; Microstylis flavescens (Blume) Lindl. 1830

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI Orchidaceae 2: 126 Ames 1908 as M flavescens; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905 as Microstylis flavesccens; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 as Microstylis flavescens drawing fide; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990;