Malaxis perakensis (Ridl.) Holttum 1947 SECTION Commelinoides


Plant and Flowers

Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha and his Butterfly and Orchids Website

Full shade Cool Summer Fall

Common Name The Perak Malaxis [A state of Malaysia]

Flower Size

Found in Thailand, Malysia, Borneo, Java and Sumatra at elevations of 1000 to 1300 meters as a small sized, coolgrowing terrestrial with a climbing stem carrying several, ovate, acute, gradually narrowing into the elongate, petiolate, clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal ,erect, 12" [30 cm] long, simulataneously, semi-densely many flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Crepidium perakense (Ridl.) Szlach.1995; *Microstylis perakensis Ridl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as M spectabilis; Dansk Botanisk Arkiv Bind 33 nr 1 Orchids of Thailand VII Oberonia & Malaxis Seidenfaden 1978 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Siedenfaden & Smitinand 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 drawing good; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as Crepidium perakense drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide