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

Full shade Cool" Spring

Common Name The 4 Toothed Malaxis [refers to the lip teeth]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a cylindrical, glabrous stem carrying 3 to 4, erect-patent, obliquely ovate to ovate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a thin, angled, glabrous, cylindrical, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bract.

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

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