Malaxis stenophylla Holttum 1947 SECTION Crepidium

Drawing by Seidenfaden

Common Name The Narrow Leaved Malaxis

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia at elevations around 1300 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with short stems carrying 6 or so narrowly elliptic, acuminate, slightly crisped margins, petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, to 4.8" [12 cm] long overall, thin peduncle 2" [5 cm] long, successively few, 16 or so flowered inflorescence with shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Synonyms Crepidium holttumianum Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:283 Holttum 1947; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1953 as Malaxis macrochila var minor; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide;