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

Part Shade Warm EARLYWinter

Common Name The Wine Colored Malaxis

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhizome giving rise to a terete, somewhat thick, glabrous stem carrying 4 to 7, erect-patent, obliquely lanceolate to elliptic-lanceolate, acute to acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter on a strict to substrict, angled, glabrous, to 4" [10 cm] long, sublaxly many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, narrowly lanceolate, longly acuminate, somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the stem and flowers are a dark wine-red color and the leaves have wine-red nerves beneath.

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

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