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

Full shade Hot Warm" Summer AND Fall

Common Name The Forest Living Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and Vanuatu at elevations around 300 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with an erect stem enveloped by leaf sheaths carrying 3 to 4, suberect, ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, to [14 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with linear-lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts and carrying yellow green flowers turning yellow to dull plum colored with age.

Schlechter states that the flowers have greenish sepals and petals and ther lip is yellowish.

Synonyms Crepidium dryadum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Crepidium gibbosum (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis gibbosa (J.J.Sm.) W.Kittr. 1985; *Microstylis dryadum Schltr. 1905; Microstylis gibbosa J.J.Sm. 1908

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis dryadum Drawing fide; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & P Cribb 1989 drawing fide