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

Part Shade Hot EARLYFall

Common Name The Crab-Like Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 450 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to an elongate, terete, glabrous, densely leafy stem carrying erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate, acute, undulate margins, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a graceful, strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, to 2" [5 cm] long, subdensely several flowered inflorescence with deflexed, linear-lanceolate, acuminate, equal to the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the whole plant is a dark wine red color.

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

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