Malaxis cupuliflora (J.J.Sm.) S.Thomas, Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flower Photos by Dr Ed de Vogel and the Orchids of New Guinea Website

Deep shade Cool Winter Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Cupped Flower Malaxis - The Buttercup Orchid

Flower Size .38" [9mm]

Found in Sulawesi in montane forests at elevations of 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with dark green pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 6, thin, plicate, gradually narrowing below intot he pale green sheaths that blooms at most any time of the year on an erect, terminal, successively 2 to 5, many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium cupuliflorum (J.J.Sm.) Marg. & Szlach. 2001; *Microstylis cupuliflora J.J.Sm. 1918

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