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

Full shade Cool LATE fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Small Column Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, stem carrying about 5, erect-patent to suberect, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acuminate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a thin, erect, the upper third with flowers, several to many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-subulate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are grass-green with a dark green blue lip furrow and a dark green blue column apex.

Synonyms Crepidium microhybos (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis microhybos Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis microhybos (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

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