Malaxis diploceras (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 Fall Winter

Common Name The Double Horned Malaxis [refers to the column wings]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to a very short, pseudobulbous, slightly compressed stem carrying about 6, erect-patent, oblanceolate-elliptic, thinly apiculate, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, angular, glabrous, few bracted, sublaxy 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence with erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, glabrous, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowres are yellow, the lip is orange yellow and the column apex is blue green.

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

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