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Crepidium laxum

Crepidium laxum

Crepidium laxum (Ridl.) Szlach., Fragm. Florist. Geobot. Suppl. 3 (1995) 128

Type: Kloss s.n. (Camp 6a, 3100 ft.) (holo BM)


  • Microstylis laxa Ridl., Trans. Linn. Soc. London, Bot. 9 (1916) 159
  • Malaxis laxa (Ridl.) P.F.Hunt, Kew Bull. 24 (1970) 81

Stem creeping, ascending, slender, 14-12 cm long, 3-leaved. Leaves ovate, acuminate, 3-4 by 1-2.5 cm, at the base broad; sheath narrow, 1 cm long. Inflorescence 23-25 cm long, for the greater part laxly carrying flowers. Floral bracts linear, acuminate, deflexed, 0.4 cm long. Sepals linear, oblong, 0.5 cm long, at the base 0.1 cm wide. Petals linear, obtuse, 0.4 cm by 5 cm. Lip ovate, orbicular, at the apex acute, margins very shortly dentate; basal auricles long, curved, acute. Column very short, apical wings short. Anther oblong, rounded. Pedicel and ovary 0.6 cm. long. (After Ridley, 1916)

Flowers apparently yellow or green.

Terrestrial in hill forest; 759 m.

Malesia (New Guinea, endemic).

Papua (Indonesia). See map

distribution in New Guinea

Warm growing terrestrial.

Not recorded.

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Crepidium
  • Section Herpetorhizis ?
  • Species Crepidium laxum

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Crepidium laxum

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