Malaxis exilis J.B.Comber 2001 SECTION Commelinoides

Plant and Flowers Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Cool

Common Name The Slim Malaxis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1220 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying 2 to 4, thin, lanceolate, oliquely acuminate, acute, five nerved, plicate leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, slender, peduncle to 3.6" [9 cm] long, rachis to 5.2" [13 cm] long, to 8.8" [22 cm] long overall, many flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium exilis (J.B.Comber) Marg. 2005 publ. 2006; Crepidium klossii Marg. 2002; Crepidium tenue Marg. 2012; Microstylis tenuis Ridl.1917

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001