Malaxis sororia (J.J.Sm.) J.B.Comber 2001 Photo by Peter O'Byrne


Common Name The Closely Related Malaxis

Flower Size .48" [1.2 cm] long

Found in western Sulawesi in montane forests at elevations around 1100 to 1600 meters as a small sized, cool growing terrestrial with small, close set, fleshy, green to purple pseudobulbs carrying 3 to 6, lanceolate, acuminate, acute, violet beneath, gradually narrowing below into the breoad petioalte base leaves that blooms in the spring and again in the fall on an erect, well beyond the leaves, peduncle to 4" [10 cm] long, rachis, many ribbed, 5 to 11.6" [12.5 to 29 cm] long, successively 4, to 40 flowered inflorescence with linear, from a broad base floral bracts and carrying flowers that become purple with age..

Synonyms Crepidium sororium (J.J.Sm.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis sororia J.J.Sm. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 2011 photo fide;