Thelasis khasiana Hook.f. 1890 SECTION Thelasis

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

TYPE DrawingDrawing by Hooker's Icones Vol 22

Full ShadeCool Summer

Common Name The Khasia Hills Thelasis [An area of Assam]

Flower Size .16 to .2" [4 to 5 mm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 1000 to 1500 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, cool growing terrestrial with obturbinate to depressed globose pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, spathulate, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the conduplicate, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later summer on a basal, erect, flexuous, peduncle 6 to 8" [15 to 20 cm] long, rachis 1.6 to 2" [4 to 5 cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate to ovate-lanceolate, acute, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying

Synonyms Thelasis pygmaea var. khasiana (Hook.f.) Schltr. 1900

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 1893 Hooker drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; Indian Orchids, Guide to Identification and Culture vol 2 Pradhan 1979; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok;

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