Thelasis longifolia Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Thelasis

Photo by The National Research Center for Orchids Website

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by J D Hooker


Drawing by R Pantling and Their Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbarium Website

Full shade Spring THROUGH EARLYSummer

Common Name or Meaning The Long Leafed Thelasis

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Assam and the eastern Himalayas in tropical valleys as a small sized epiphyte with a conical pseudobulb carrying a single, apical, narrowly oblong to oblanceolate, tapering below into the sessile base leaf that blooms in the spring through early summer on an erect, glabrous, 5.6" to 7.2" [14 to 18 cm] long, subdensely many flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1893 drawing fide; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing ok; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; LANKESTERIANA 15(1): 750. Jeewan Singh Jalal & J. Jayanthi 2015