Malaxis purpureonervosa (J.J.Sm.) Bakh.f. 1963 SECTION Crepidium

Plant and Flowers in situ Java Photos by James B Comber and the Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria


Common Name The Purple Nerved Malaxis

Flower Size 1.6" [3.7mm]

Found in eastern Java on montane slopes at elevations of 880 to 1220 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 4 to 6, well spaced, 5 main nerved, obliquely oblong-lanceolate, long acuminate, pale green, undulate margins, gradually narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the mid winter on an erect, terminal, to 8" [20 cm] long, loosely many flowered inflorescence leaves

Synonyms Crepidium purpureonervosum (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis purpureonervosa J.J.Sm. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra JB Comber 2001 photo fide;