Malaxis sagittata (J.J.Sm.) Ames 1920 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 The Arrow-Shaped Malaxis [refers to the flowers shape]

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in western Java in dark and humid localities at elevations of 1500 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a stem carrying 3, dark green, wavy margined, 5 main veined, 2 smaller ones close to the margins, gradually narrowing towards the base leaves that bloom s in the later spring on an erect, terminal, dark purple, to 6.4" [16 cm] long, spaced, many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium sagittatum (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis sagittata J.J.Sm. 1903

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren J.J.Sm 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;