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

Full shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Bulging Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 300 meters as a small sized, hot growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a short, erect to suberect stem carrying 4 to 6, erect-patent, glabrous, obliquely elliptic, acute to subacute-acuminate, basally obliquely cuneate into the sulcate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, thin, glabrous, elongate, rachis to 4.8" [12 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are golden yellow with the column apex being blue green.

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

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