Malaxis pedicellaris

Malaxis pedicellaris (Rchb.f.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 83

Basionym: Microstylis pedicellaris

Stem ascending, elongated, 8- to 9-leaved. Leaves petiolate; blade oblong, to c. 5 by 1.9 cm, acute; petiole to 1.9 cm long. Inflorescence elongated, carrying flowers up to the base. Floral bracts linear-lanceolate, deflexed, surpassing the pedicellate ovary and the sepals by one sixth or one seventh. Flowers minute. Sepals oblong-ligulate, obtuse. Petals falcate, obtuse. Lip sagittate, on either side near the apex with three large curved large teeth, apical lobe bidentate with an apiculum between the teeth. (After Reichenbach, 1886, as Microstylis pedicellaris Rchb.f.)

Colours: Lip when dried bright purple.

Habitat: Not recorded.

Flowering time in the wild: Not recorded.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

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

Cultivation: Requirements unknown.