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

Full shade Warm" Cool" LATE Spring

Common Name The Bright White Malaxis [refers to the flowers]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1000 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a very short stem carrying 4 to 6, dark red, erect-patent, subfalcate, elliptic-lanceolate, acute to subacute, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late spring on an strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, subdensely several flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the sepals and petals are drawk carmine red, the lip in front of the middle lobe and the 2 teeth beside it are bright white-yellow.

Synonyms Crepidium leucodon (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis leucodon Schltr. 1911

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