Malaxis quadrilobum Ames 1908 SECTION Crepidium Photo by Raab Bustamante and The Wiki Media Website

Part shade Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The 4 Lobed Malaxis [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations of 800 to 1000 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with an erect, bsally thickened stem carrying 2 to 3, lanceolate, 5 veined leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fallon a graceful, to 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium quadrilobum (Ames) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI *Orchidaceae 2: 131 Ames 1908 drawing fide; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Orchidiana Philipiana Valmayor 1984;