Malaxis latisegmenta C.Schweinf. 1936 SECTION Crepidium Photo by Whistler

Common Name The Broad Segement Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands in open foothill forests at elevations of 260 to 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an erect stem carrying 3 to 7, ovate to ovate-elliptic, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncle and rachis weakly costate, 3.4 to 12" [8.5 to 30 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium latisegmentum (C.Schweinf.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Oberonia latisegmenta (C.Schweinf.) Parham 1953

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide