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

Full shade Cool EARLY Fall

Common Name The Maboro Range Malaxis [Mountains in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent to suberect, obliquely elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, margin slightly undulate, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a thin, erect, rachis to .52" [1.3 cm] long, sublax, many flowered inflorescence with patent, lanceolate, acuminate shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are olive green with the front of the column almost blue.

Synonyms Crepidium maboroensis (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis maboroensis Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis maboroensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

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