Didymoplexiella trichechus (J.J.Sm.) Garay 1954 Plant and Flower

Side View of Flower

Photos 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.


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