Malaxis williamsii Ames 1908 SECTION Crepidium

TYPE Drawing by Oakes Ames


Common Name .2" [5 mm]Williams' Malaxis [Amerian Collector of the Type 1900's]

Flower Size

Found on northern Luzon of the Philippines on rocks at elevations around 700 meters as a mini-mniature to miniature sized, warm growing lithophyte with a somewhat fusiform stem carrying 2 narrow to broadly lanceolate, acute, nerved leaves that blooms in the late spring on an erect, peduncle graceful, winged, to 2" [5 cm] long, rachis laxly to 10 flowered inflorescence with linear, acute, down hanging floral bracts and carrying small shiny green flowers.

Synonyms Crepidium williamsii (Ames) Szlach. 1995

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae 2: 131 Ames 1908 drawing fide;