Malaxis intermedia (A.Rich.) Seidenf. 1978 Drawing by Pradhan


Common Name The In Between Malaxis

Flower Size .4" to .48" [1 to 1.2 cm]

Found in southwestern India at elevations of 2000 to 2500 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an erect stem carrying 2 to 3, elliptic-ovate, acute-acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, rather densely, many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, margins deflexed floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.

Synonyms Corymborkis intermedia (A.Rich.) M.R.Almeida 2009; *Liparis intermedia A.Rich.1841; Malaxis stocksii (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891; Microstylis stocksii Hook.f. 1889; Seidenfia intermedia (A.Rich.) Szlach. 1995; Seidenfia stocksii (Hook.f.) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 #3 1979 as Microstylis stcksii; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing fide; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 drawing fide;