Malaxis ridleyi (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 Ridley's Malaxis [English Botanist mostly in southeast Asia 1800 and early 1900's]

Flower Size .28" [8 mm]

Found in Java in shady places in humus on the forest floor or in rock crevasses at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small to just medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a parallel to the ground and rooting for a short distance then turning upwardstem carrying 7 to 11, broadly lanceoalte, long acuminate, 5 veined with 2 smaller ones near the margins, obliquely joining the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, terminal, to 13.6" [34 cm] long, ribbed, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium ridleyi (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis ridleyi J.J.Sm.1907

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905 as Microstylis ridleyii; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren J.J.Sm 1907 as Microstylis ridleyii drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;