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

Full Shade Cool Cold Spring

Common Name The Set Apart Malaxis [refers to the stems]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2000 meters as a small sized, cool to cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, thin rhizome giving rise to an elongate, apically ascending, terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 3, patent to erect-patent, ovate-lanceolate, acuminate, undulate margins, glabrous, rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a strict to substrict, slightly angled, glabrous, to 4.8" [12 cm] long, subdensely many flowered, cylindrical inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, as long as the the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are green.

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

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