Malaxis stenostachys (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt 1970 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part Shade Hot EARLYFall

Common Name The Slim Inflorescence Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 to 450 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a very short stem carrying 3 to 5, erect-patent to erect, subfalcate-elliptic, acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the fall on a strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, thin, to 8" [20 cm] long, densely to sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, longly acuminate, longer than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are violet red and the leaves are an even colored dull brown red.

Synonyms Crepidium stenostachys (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis stenostachys Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis stenostachys Drawing fide;