Malaxis reineckeana (Kraenzl.) Kores 1989 SECTION Crepidium Photo by Whistler

Common Name Reineck's Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in the Bismark Islands, the Solomon Islands, Samoa, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands in foothills to montane forests at elevations of 400 to 500 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a creeping rhizome giving rise to an elongate, erect, leafy all along the stem carrying up to 12, distichous, twisted basaly to lie in one plane, ovate, acute, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 12" [30 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with reflexed, linear, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium reineckeanum (Kraenzl.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Malaxis whitmeei (Rolfe) Kores 1989; Microstylis reineckeana Kraenzl. 1898; Microstylis whitmeei Rolfe 1922

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankestriana 11(2): 99-177 Whistler & Cribb 2011 Photo fide