Thelasis abbreviata (Schltr.) W.Kittr. 1984 publ. 1985 SUBGENUS Thelasis

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade Hot LATE Summer EARLY Fall

Common Name The Abbreviated Thelasis [refers to the rachis]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 70 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short rhizome giving rise to oblong, ancipitous pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, glabrous leaf that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a thinly erect, peduncle to 2.4" [6 cm] long, few bracted, terete, glabrous, rachis very short, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acute shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are brownish flesh colored.

Synonyms *Oxyanthera abbreviata Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Oxyanthera abbreviata drawing fide;