Malaxis finetii (Gagnep.) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951 SECTION Glossochilus


Photo by Jin Xiaohua

Plant Photos by Jin Wen Chi and Orchid Society of China Website

Drawing Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name Finet's Malaxis - In China Er Ji Zhao Lan

Flower Size .15" [3 to 4mm]

Found in Hainan province of China and Vietnam in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a cylindric, fleshy stem enveloped by sheaths and carrying usually 4, grouped together, ovate, ovate-oblong to ovate lanceolate, acuminate to subacute, amplexicaul towards the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer on an erect, wingless, grooved when dried, 6 to 9.2" [15 to 23 cm] long, 20+ flowered inflorescence with reflexed, narrowly lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium finetii (Gagnep.) S.C.Chen & J.J.Wood 2009; Glossochilopsis finetii (Gagnep.) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis finetii Gagnep. 1932;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Crepidium finetii; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Crepidium finetii drawing hmm; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Crepidium finetii photo fide;