Malaxis trigonopetala (J.J.Sm.) S.Thomas, Schuit. & de Vogel 2002 SECTION Pseudoliparis/Trigonopetalum Photo courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Full Shade Cool LATE Spring EARLY Summer and Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Triangular Petal Malaxis - The Green Button Orchid

Flower Size .28" [7 mm]

Found in the Moluccas and Sulawesi at elevations of 1100 to 1200 meter as a miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with long, dark green pseudobulbs carrying 4 to 6, thin, plicate, green above, silvery-green beneath leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer and in the winter on an erect, terminal, successively 9, many flowered inflorescence .

Synonyms *Microstylis trigonopetala J.J.Sm. 1898

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide