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

Full shade Hot Fall

Common Name The Grass-Like Leaved Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a short, terete, glabrous stem carrying up 4 to 7 , erect-patent to suberect, linear, acute, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, few bracted, elongate, to 5.2" [13 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acute, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the leaves are very narrow like M moluccana and M zippelii but differs the most in the lip and column

Synonyms Crepidium graminifolium (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis graminifolia Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis graminifolia (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis graminifolia Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 drawing fide;