Malaxis kabensis (J.J.Sm.) J.B.Comber 2001 SECTION Commelinoides

Inflorescence Photo by Tun Jang and The Orchids of Sumatra Website

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Mt Kaba Malaxis [A mountain in Sumatra]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a long, creeping, rooting, leafy stem carrying about 11, obliquely oblong, acuminate, acute, very oblique at the base, undulate higer up, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on an erect, terminal, narrowly winged, peduncle to 2.8" [7 cm] long, rachis to 2.8" [7 cm] long as well, successively many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium kabense (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis kabensis J.J.Sm. 1932

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