Malaxis tetraloba (Schltr.) Kores 1989 Photo by R. Jenny and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Four Lobed Malaxis

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Fiji and Samoa in rain and cloud forests at elevations of 380 to 700 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing terretrial with a short, fleshy rhizome with clustered, basally conical stems carrying 3 to 5, dense, gradually narrowing into the slender petiolate base leaves that blooms on an erect, terete, 4.8 to 10" [12 to 25 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Crepidium radicicola (Rolfe) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Crepidium tetralobum (Schltr.) M.A.Clem. & D.L.Jones 1996; Malaxis radicicola (Rolfe) L.O.Williams 1938; Microstylis radicicola Rolfe 1921; *Microstylis tetraloba Schltr. 1910

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