Didymoplexiella trichechus (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1954

Another Angle Plant and Flower

Side View of Flower Photo by Piyapong Chotipuntu

Type Drawing Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Three ? Didymoplexiella

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Thailand, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations of 170 to 600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing, mycoheterotrophic terrestrial without leaves that blooms in the late spring and early summer on an erect, peduncle to 10.8" [27 cm] long, with 6 small, tubular bracts, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, successively 1 to few, many flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

CAUTION The only part of J J Smith's description that does not fit this species is the irregularily dentatemargins tothe mid lobe so please use with caution. In All other aspects this specis fits very well.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;