Malaxis soleiformis (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 The ? Malaxis

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in western Java in primary montane forests at elevations of 1280 to 1670 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with a dark green flushed purple stem carrying 4, ovate-oblong, acuminate, the surfacve and margins uneven, gradually narrowing below intothe petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, terminal, to 10" [to 25 cm] long, close set, many flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;