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

Part Shade Cold Spring

Common Name The Set Apart Malaxis [refers to the stems]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 2400 meters as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with an elongate, thin rhizome giving rise to an elongate, apically ascending, terete, glabrous, leafy stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent to suberect, obliquely elliptic to lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate, undulate margins, glabrous, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, substrict, angled, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, subdensely many flowered, cylindrical inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, as shorter than the the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals are yellow green and the lip is brownish yellow.

Synonyms Crepidium megalanthum (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis megalantha Schltr. 1911

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