Malaxis segaarensis

Malaxis segaarensis (Kraenzl.) Kuntze, Rev. Gen. Pl. (1891) 673

Basionym: Microstylis segaarensis

Leaves 1-5, narrow, linear-lanceolate, to 25 cm long, to 1 cm wide, almost as long as the inflorescence. Inflorescence glabrous, up 30-flowered. Floral bracts elliptic-lanceolate, much shorter than the ovary, deflexed. Flower 0.5 cm diam. Sepals ovate, obtuse. Petals shorter and broader, rounded. Lip 3-lobed, in the apical part coarsely dentate; lateral lobes largest, semiorbicular; mid-lobe deeply-bilobed; base of lip with a pit. Column with arm-like stelidia. (After Kraenzlin, 1886, as Microstylis segaarensis Kraenzl.)

Colours: Flowers orange.

Habitat: Terrestrial in lowland forest.

Flowering time in the wild: June.

Distribution: Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Distribution in New Guinea: Papua (Indonesia). See map: 431-393M.JPG.

Cultivation: Warm growing terrestrial, requires shaded position.