Malaxis samoensis (Schltr.) Whistler 1978 SECTION Crepidium Photo by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Full Shade Warm

Common Name The Samoa Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in Fiji and Samoa in rain and cloud forests at elevations of 300 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with short, cylindrical stems carrying 3 to 4 suberect, lanceolate to narrowly lanceolate, acuminate, slenderly petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, 4.8 to 6" [12 to 15 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, reflexed, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying white to pale greenish flowers

Synonyms Crepidium samoense (Schltr.) Marg. 2002; *Microstylis samoensis Schltr. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 photo fide;