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

Full shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Torricelli Range Malaxis [Mountains in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 600 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, short, leafy in the lower 2/3's stem carrying 5 to 9, erect-patent to patent, obliquely ovate, acute to acuminate, usually rounded below into the petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a thin, erect, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, subdense, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with reflexed, lanceolate, acute shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the sepals and petals are a green-yellow color, the lip is orange-yellow and the column is olive green wotha blue apex.

Synonyms Crepidium torricellense (Schltr.) Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis torricellensis Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis torricellensis (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999

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