Malaxis matsudae (Yamam.) Hatus. ex Nakaj. 1972 SECTION Crepidium

photo by Ching-I Peng


Common Name Matsuda's Malaxis In China - An Chun Zhao Lan

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in the Yunnan province of China, Ryukyu Islands and Taiwan in bamboo forests at elevations of 1000 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with purplish green, cylindric, fleshy, several noded stem carrying 4 to 5, abaxially purple, obliquely ovate-elliptic to ovate-oblong, leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, terminal, slender, 4 to 5" [10 to 12.5 cm] long, 10 to more flowered inflorescence with reflexed, green, ovate-lanceolate, floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium matsudae (Yamam.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis matsudae Yamam. 1926

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Crepidium matsudae; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Crepidium matsudae photos ok; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Crepidium matsudae photo fide;