Malaxis prasina (Ridl.) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1959 SECTION Malaxis

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


Common Name The Leek Green Malaxis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Laos, Thailand and Malaysia as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a stout stem carrying 6 to 7, green, purplish, cordate acute, narrowing abruptly into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer on an erect, terminal, to [27 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium prasinum (Ridl.) Szlach. 1995; Malaxis reniloba (Carr) Holttum 1947; *Microstylis prasina Ridl. 1896; Microstylis reniloba Carr 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947 as M reniloba; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959 as M reniloba drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfadden & Smitnand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections as M reniloba; 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 & Wood 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good;