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

Part Shade Cool" Winter

Common Name The Mountain Loving Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a short stem carrying 3 to 5, glossy, dark violet, erect-patent to suberect, lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute, cuneate below into the narrow, subpetiolate to petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a strict to substrict, thin, naked, angular, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, laxly 7 to 20 flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acute, shorter than the ovary floral bract.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish with a few pale reddish spots.

Synonyms Crepidium oreocharis (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis oreocharis Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis oreocharis Drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #13 753 - 819 Liparinae 1983 drawing fide;