Malaxis merapiensis (Schltr.) Seidenf. 1970 SECTION Malaxis Photo by Amos Tan and The Asiatic Green Orchid Website


Common Name or Meaning The Mt Merapi Malaxis [A volcano in western Sumatra]

Flower Size .176" [4.4 mm]

Found Thailand and western Sumatra on steep, moist, loam walls at elevations around 1800 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short stem enveloped by leaf sheaths and carrying 3 to 5, obliquely ovate, acuminate to acute, basally narrowing into a short petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on a terminal, erect, to 3.2" [8 cm] long, peduncle longer, rachis shorter, densely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide;