Malaxis breviscapa [Schltr.] P F Hunt 1970 SECTION Crepidium Type Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Short Inflorescence Malaxis
Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to an erect, thick, short stem carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, obliquely elliptic-ovate to elliptic-lanceolate , acuminate, glabrous, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the spring on a thin, erect, angled, 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with deflexed, lanceolate, acuminate, equal to or slightly longer than the ovary floral bracts.
Schlechter states that the flowers are olive green with a brown lip and that this species and M brachycaulos are very small plants.
Synonyms Crepidium breviscapa [Schltr.] Szlach. 1995; *Microstylis breviscapa Schltr. 1911; Pseudoliparis breviscapa (Schltr.) Szlach. & Marg. 1999;
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Microstylis breviscapa Drawing fide;