Malaxis ramosii Ames 1911SECTION Crepidium

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Common Name Ramos' Malaxis - In China Xin Chun Zhao Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8mm]

Found in Taiwan and the Philippines in forests at elevations of 300 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with inconspicuous pseudobulbs carrying usually 2, subopposite, pale green, obliquely elliptic-ovate, margin slightly crisped, becoming sheath-like below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later summer and fall on an erect, green, slender, 4 to 4.8" [10 to 12 cm] long, 10 or more flowered inflorescence with reflexed, very small floral bracts

CAUTION There is no way for me to veruify this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Crepidium ramosii (Ames) Szlach. 1995; Pseudoliparis ramosii (Ames) Marg. & Szlach. 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Crepidium ramosii;