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As per efi thread:
Corymborkis (Lower Epidendroid): Plants without pseudobulbs, Flowers resupinate, Inflorescence branched, Column long, Pollinia 2, Pollinia with stipe,
Malaxis (Higher Epidendroid): Plants without pseudobulbs, Flowers non-resupinate, Inflorescence unbranched, Column short, Pollinia 4, Pollinia without caudicle or viscidium;
  
 
 

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Corymborkis versicolor flowering: Was at my farm at Shahapur yesterday. Corymborkis versicolor [syn. Malaxis versicolor ; syn. Malaxis rheedii] was flowering profusely. Sending a few photographs. 


i guess you planted it?


Affirmative for this but not the Luisia sp.


I just wanted to inform that Corymborkis versicolor is a DRASTICALLY INCORRECT name for this plant!! I have nothing against the author of such names but, such literature should not be followed for the better health of orchid taxonomy in Maharastra. Even Kew doesnt accept that name. The correct name of the plant should be:
    Malaxis versicolor (Lindl.) Abeyw., Ceylon J. Sci., Biol. Sci. 2: 247 (1959).

Synonyms:
Microstylis versicolor Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 21 (1830).
Seidenfia versicolor (Lindl.) Marg. & Szlach., Polish Bot. J. 46: 56 (2001).
Corymborkis versicolor (Lindl.) M.R.Almeida, Fl. Maharashtra 5A: 30 (2009).
Liparis priochilus Lodd., Bot. Cab. 18: t. 1751 (1831).
     Both genus are too far from each other in phylogeny, Malaxis belongs to tribe Malaxideae whereas Corymborkis belongs to Tropideae. Even these tribes are very far from each other on the phylogenetic tree.
    Coming to morphological differences of the genus:

Corymborkis (Lower Epidendroid): Plants without pseudobulbs, Flowers resupinate, Inflorescence branched, Column long, Pollinia 2, Pollinia with stipe, 
Malaxis (Higher Epidendroid): Plants without pseudobulbs, Flowers non-resupinate, Inflorescence unbranched, Column short, Pollinia 4, Pollinia without caudicle or viscidium,
    You may dissect the flower to check for these characters and make out yourself. This is also a mail for others who are working on Orchids especially in Maharastra, PLEASE DO NOT FOLLOW ANY LITERATURE BLINDLY.
ITS NOT GOOD FOR YOU NEITHER ITS GOOD FOR ORCHID TAXONOMY IN INDIA.
    Please find some plates of Malaxis and Corymborkis from internet to check the differences between two genera.
    As for the author, I always respect him for his hard work and patience he had been working and he still goes to field in search for plants. I am a big fan of him myself, but out views dont match on Orchid taxonomy, may be because he is almost double of my age and experience!!


could you please tell me  the source ( reference, or URL of these two fiures/line drawings)


Reference of the plates are as follows:
Corymborkis veratrifolia (Reinw.) Blume: G. King & R. Pantling. 1898. The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya. Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta, Book Publisher: Bengal Secretariat Press, Calcutta. t 354.
     Malaxis 01 is Malaxis carinatifolium and now known as Crepidium carinatifolium (J.J.Sm.) Szlach,
Its a line drawing by P. O’Byrne
    Malaxis 02 is Malaxis muscifera (Lindl.) Kuntze G. King & R. Pantling. 1898. The Orchids of the Sikkim-Himalaya. Royal Botanic Garden, Calcutta,ok Publisher: Bengal Secretariat Press, Calcutta. t 25. All these references could be found online on http://orchid.unibas.ch/iconography.search-herbarium.php


Thank you … for you detailed explanation. Haven’t got the wherewithal to carry out dissections but will follow you recommendation.


There is no need to dissect the flower sir. Put one small stick on the column and take out pollinia on your palm. You will find them as irregular shaped structure without any tail (stipe or caudicle). No stipe is character of Malaxis and its present in Corymborkis.
Thanks again for understanding my point.


Sending one photographs of Coryborkis veratifloia from Assam.


Its interesting discussion on Malaxis.

To me it look like This plant should go under some other Genus [earlier some other valid genus describe for the plant, other than Malaxis],
Malaxis spicata is type of Genus Malaxis is native to North America, and it shows some differences in the flowers.


 

 

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Matheran orchid identification.: Attached are photographs of a orchid taken at Matheran.
Location: Matheran (approx. 800m above sea level)
Date taken: 10 July 2011
Is this Malaxis versicolor?
Any help is highly appreciated.

Yes, it is M. rheedii syn. M. versicolor


I assume the plains on the hill slopes, with little of grass land is prospective habitat for Orchid sightings. To be specific, the toy train route (down town) and the trail from chowk point or one tree point to Karjat would be a kind of. 


I suppose M. versicolor is correct name and not M. rheedii


 

 

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need Id:  This plant was photographed at Matheran near Neral in monsoon last year. It seems like an Orchidaceae plant. Is it a Malaxis sp.?


Malaxis versicolor (Lindl.) Abeyw… Orchidaceae


 

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For sharing and for Id: Id Please


1st one is Malaxis versicolor but other 3 pics are Liparis nervosa


First two should be Malaxis versicolor, but the 3rd and 4th cant be confirmed without seeing proper flowers and leaves. How many leaves were there?


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Liparis rheedei: Name: Liparis rheedei (syn Malaxis rheedei)
family: Orchidaceae
Location: Panorama Point trail, Matheran
Date : 20th July`12
Habitat : Forest hill slope
 


Error please consider it to be Malaxis versicolor 


Yes Malaxis versicolor.

Thanks for sharing beautiful pic. They come in so many colours and sometimes in two colours !!!


 

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For Sharing…….: A terrestrial Colourful orchid Malaxis versicolor


Oh in such a large numbers. Where is that SGNP?


Sorry forgot to add locality its on Ghotane Plateau, Ratnagiri District.


 

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Malaxis versicolor : File collage: I am trying my hand in collaging the pics fo better understadning of
plant and its diffrent parts. This is my fresh attempt for this kind of activity. Please find attached one such attempt of my favourite orchid Malaxis versicolor.
All pics clicked in July, 2012, at Matheran.


I used one of the function called Picture Collage in picasa software.


 
1) Matheran visit report :  Attachments (3). 1 post by 1 author.

Visited Matheran On 6 and 7 july 2013 Got some beautiful sightings with my beloved ceropegia flower 
Malaxis versicolor 
Orchidaceae
Matheran
10 july 2013


 

 

Malaxis versicolor | Matheran Attachments (1). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Malaxis versicolor
Orchidaceae
Matheran, Maharashtra
July,2013


According to Dr. Almeida it is now called Corymborkis versicolor. Our previous discussion on this is available at this link


Ofcourse this can never be Corymborkis as they are two totally different subtribes.


Thanks … for kind reference but when I checked on the plant list there is no reference of Corymborkis versicolor but on the same site Malaxis versicolor seems to be still holding the accepted name tag. You may check here http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-118681


 

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Malaxis versicolor :  Attachments (1). 3 posts by 3 authors.

Malaxis versicolor (Purple morph)
Location – Tambdi Surla, Goa.
July 2013


All your pics are always superb.. and definitely this too is extremely beautiful..


Wow, beautiful photograph and great find… Liked it…


 

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Orchidaceae week ..Malaxis versicolor :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.

Sharing pic of Malaxis versicolor
Taken on July 2012
Sondhudurg MH


Very cute 🙂


 

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Orchidaceae fortnight : Malaxis versicolour :  Attachments (4). 3 posts by 3 authors.
Malaxis versicolour 

Orchidaceae
Matheran, Maharashtra
2013 July


Yes Malaxis versicolor.


 

 

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Orchidaceae Fortnight:: Malaxis versicolor | Chakrata : Attachments (1).  8 posts by 4 authors.
Matheran, Maharashtra
July, 2012/2013


Very beautiful orchid.  …, in Matheran where I can see this orchid?


My mistake and I regret for that……excitement leads to blunder 🙁


I am sorry for mistake of location in subject line.


 

 

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Attachments (2). 6 posts by 5 authors.
please find the images of Malaxis versicolor taken from Mahendragir hills, 4000 ft above msl, Odisha


Beautiful plant and images.


 

 

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24-6-2015_Crepidium_Mullaiyanagiri for ID assistance. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Submitting images of a specimen of a terrestrial orchid that I believe is Crepidium sp (Possibly C.resupinatum) for identification.
Date/time: 24-06-2015 about 4-30 pm
Location: Mullaiyanagiri, Chikmagalur, Karnataka about 1700 msl
Habitat: Wild, Shola forest
Habit; A terrestrial herb 


Malaxis versicolor


TSP-JUL2016-05-405:Images of Malaxis versicolor (Orchidaceae) : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)

It is my pleasure to present few images of Malaxis versicolor (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, terrestrial, Evergreen forests 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur and Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 1100 msl 

Date: 16-06-2016 and 24-06-2016 


Liked the last one most from the complete set.


 

It is my pleasure to present few images of Malaxis versicolor (Orchidaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, terrestrial, Evergreen forests 

Sighting: Kottigehara, Chikmagalur and Sakaleshpur, Hassan, Karnataka, about 1100 msl 

Date: 16-06-2016 and 24-06-2016


Very nice. Thanks for sharing.


 
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