Malaxis retusa brevis

Malaxis retusa (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt var. brevis (J.J.Sm.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 84

Basionym: Microstylis retusa var. brevis

Differs from var. retusa in the shorter inflorescence, smaller flowers, and in the mid-lobe of the lip being as long as the proximal teeth. (After Smith, 1929)

Colours: Flowers light yellow.

Habitat: Terrestrial on swampy bank; 150 m.

Flowering time in the wild: September.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 431-366M.JPG.

Cultivation: Warm growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.