Malaxis macrochila (Rolfe) Holttum 1947 SECTION Crepidium

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Common Name The Large Lipped Malaxis

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Thailand and Malaysia as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with 7, oblong-ovate, light yellow brown with an irregular marginal band of lighter color, acute, wavy margined leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence with oblong-lanceolate, acute, reflexed floral bracts.

May be the largest flowered Malaxis in the genus.

Synonyms Crepidium macrochilum (Rolfe) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis macrochila Rolfe 1895

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:282 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing fide