!Thelasis obtusa Bl. 1825 SUBGENUS Thelasis

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Drawing of flower

Drawing by J.J.Smith and the Orchid Foundation at the Herbarium Jany Renz

Deep shadeHotWarm LATER Spring

Common Name The Obtuse Thelasis

Flower Size .08" [2mm]

Found in Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Lesser Sunda Islands and the Philippines at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with more or less globose easily visible pseudobulbs partially enveloped at the sides by smaller leaves and carrying a single thick, fleshy, v-shaped in cross-section in the basal half leaf that blooms in the later spring on an erect, arsing from the basal leaf sheath axis, green, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, elongating, densely successively many flowered inflorescence with only a few flowers open at any one time


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide;