Malaxis lawleri Lavarack & B.Gray 1984 SECTION CrepidiumDrawing by Lewis Roberts Wikimedia Website

Full shade HotWarm LATERSpringEARLIER Summer

Common Name Lawler's Malaxis - In Australia - The Small Spur Orchid

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in northern Queensland Australia and the Solomon Islands? at elevations of 100 to 150 meters in shady locations in proximity to swamps in open forests and woodlands as a small to large sized, hot growing terrestrial with erect stems carrying 4 to 5, dark green, plicate, 3 veined leaves that blooms in the late spring and earlier summer on an erect, 2 to 4" [5 to 10 cm] long, brittle, 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium lawleri (Lavarack & B.Gray) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 as M aff lawleri; The Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2009 as Crepidium lawleri photo fide