Malaxis integrilabia

Malaxis integrilabia (Schltr.) W.Kittr., Bot. Mus. Leafl. 30 (1984, publ. 1985) 96

Basionym: Microstylis integrilabia

Terrestrial, ascending. Rhizome stem-like, decumbent; roots filiform, flexuose, minutely finely pilose. Stem ascending, leafy, terete, glabrous, c. 0.2 cm diam. Leaves erect-patent, petiolate; blade obliquely elliptic-ovate, subacute, at the base cuneate-rounded, 4.5-5.5 by 1.8-2.5 cm; petiole dilated at the base, sheathing, 1.4-1.7 cm long. Rachis elongated, rather densely many-flowered, up to 10 cm long. Floral bracts pendent, oblong, acute, almost twice as long as the ovary. Flowers very small, not resupinate, glabrous. Sepals broadly elliptic- or ovate-oblong, obtuse, 0.18 cm long. Lateral sepals oblique, broader than the median sepal. Petals oblong-ligulate, obtuse, 1-nerved, falcate-oblique, almost as long as the sepals. Lip crescent-shaped, entire, apex notched; basal auricles falcate-oblong, obtuse, c. 0.15 cm long, the blade 0.15 cm long, at the base 0.25 cm wide; basal pit oblong, with thickened margins, extending to just below the apex. Column very short, glabrous. Ovary pedicellate, glabrous, 0.28 cm long. (After Schlechter, 1922)

Colours: Flowers apparently greenish yellow.

Habitat: Not recorded.

Flowering time in the wild: Not recorded.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua New Guinea ('British Papua'), exact locality not recorded.

Cultivation: Terrestrial. Requirements unknown.