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

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, Assam, Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 1500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, coool 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, 2" [5cm] long, several to many flowered inflorescence

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Icones 22 1890 Hooker drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1959 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok;