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

Part Shade Hot Winter LATESpring

Common Name The Large Leaved Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 180 to 300 meters as a medium to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a short, thick, cylindrical, densely leafy stem carrying 7 to 10, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and late spring on a strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, to 10" [25 cm] long, cylindrical, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers wine red with bright pale yellow tips to the basal auricles of the lip.

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

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