Malaxis nemoralis (Ridl.) Holttum 1947

Photo by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website


Drawing by Seidenfaden and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Deep ShadeHotWarm

Common Name The Forest Dwelling Malaxis

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Malaysia in swamp forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with erect, short stems carrying 4 to 8, purple suffused, elliptical, acute, gradually narrowing below into the petiole and basally clasping the stem leaves that blooms on an erect, terminal, 3" to 5" [7.5 to 12.5cm] long, densely few to several flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium nemorale (Ridl.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis nemoralis Ridl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 drawing fide; 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 & Woods 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide