Malaxis micrantha (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Commelinoides

Another Color form

Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Plant and Flower in situ Malaysia

Another Flower with a differnt lip apex

Photos by David Kuehn

Full Shade Warm CoolSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Small Flowered Malaxis

Flower Size .1" [3 mm]

Found in Malayisa Borneo and Sumatra at elevations of 700 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or lithophyte with a slender, erect, reddish stem carrying all along the stem to 12, thin, sometimes tinged brown to purple, elliptic-lanceolate, obtuse, marginally undulate leaves that blooms in the summer on a terminal , erect, slender, sometimes purple, many flowered inflorescence with greenish yellow flowers that flush with purple with age.

Synonyms Crepidium micranthum (Hook.f.) Szlach. 1995; Crepidium trinervium (Ridl.) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis flavoviridis Ridl. 1912; *Microstylis micrantha Hook.f. 1889; Microstylis trinervia Ridl.1926;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing good; 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 & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photos fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide