Malaxis marsupichila Upton 1976 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and flowers in situ Northern Territory Australia Photos by Zig Madycki

Drawing Drawing by Lewis Roberts Wikimedia Website

Full shade HotSummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Pouched Malaxis - In Australia - The Pouched Spur Orchid

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in Solomon Islands, Northwestern Territories and Queensland Australia at elevations of 5 to 500 meters in shady locations in monsoonal and littoral rainforests as a miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with an erect or reclining stem giving rise to 4 to 6, light green, shiny, waxy, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the summer and early fall on an erect, 6 to 10" [15 to 25 cm] long, purple, bracteate, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium marsupichilum (Upton) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2009 as Crepidium marcupichilum photo fide