Malaxis madagascariensis (Klinge) Summerh., Kew Bull. 8: 578 (1953 publ. 1954).
Homotypic Synonyms:
Microstylis madagascariensis Klinge, Trudy Imp. S.-Peterburgsk. Bot. Sada 17(1): 140 (1898).
Plants 20-30cm. tall; pseudobulbs connical; leaves 4-5, oval-lanceolate (6-9 x 2.4 cm.), acuminate, pleated-undulate, maculate, limbus longer than the petiole (sheath compressed). Scape thin, 4 angled; inflorescence elongated and many flowered; bracts lanceolate-linear, longer than the pedicel; flowers of a pretty violet. Sepals widely oblong, obtuse, the laterals 3 veined. Petals linear, shortly acute. Labellum trilobed, lobes obtuse, the median slightly larger, auricies from the base, longer than the lobes and completely surrounding the column. Column with obtuse auricles.
Madagascar (?)