Malaxis oculata (Rchb.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Commelinoides

Plant Photos by James B Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Oval Spotted Malaxis

Flower Size .178" [4 mm]

Found in Java and Sumatra in humid forests at elevations of 600 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 5 to 9, towards the base, 3 main veined towards the center, 2 fainter veins towards the wavy margins, shining bronze to copper above, narrowly ellipitc, acute, narrowing below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on an erect, terminal, to 11.2" [28 cm] long, numerous flowered inflorescence with linear, vary acute floral bracts.

Synonyms Anoectochilus javanicus Ridl. 1888; Crepidium oculatum (Rchb.f.) Szlach. 1995; Microstylis oculata Rchb.f. 1886

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905 as Microstylis oculata; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren J.J.Sm 1908 as Microstylis oculata drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001 photo fide;