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

Full shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short, somewhat thickened, cylindrical stem carrying about 5 to 8, erect-patent to patent, obliquely elliptic to ovate-elliptic, acute, glabrous, subrounded and somewhat cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late flall and early winter on a thin, erect, angled, to 10.8" [27 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, more or less as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are initially greenish yellow but change to an orange yellow color before wilting.

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

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