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

Full Shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Broad Lip Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with an elongate rhizome giving rise to an elongate, apically ascending, terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying patent to erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, slightly undulate margins, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acute to acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are carmine red.

Synonyms Crepidium latilabre (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Fingardia latilabris (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis latilabris Schltr. 1911

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