Malaxis oligantha neuroglossa

Malaxis oligantha (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt var. neuroglossa (Schltr.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 82

Basionym: Microstylis oligantha var. neuroglossa

Differs from the typical variety in that the lip when dried has reticulate, thickened nerves all over the blade, also the auricles appear to be shorter and more obtuse. (After Schlechter, 1911-1914)

Colours: Not recorded, presumably pale green.

Habitat: Terrestrial on mossy cliffs in lower montane forest; 900 m.

Flowering time in the wild: May.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea. See map: 431-300M.JPG.

Cultivation: Intermediate growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.