Thelasis rhomboglossa (Schltr.) Kraenzl. 1911 SECTION Thelasis Photo by Art Vogel

Deep Shade Cool

Common Name The Diamond Shaped-Lip Thelasis

Flower Size .1" [2 mm]

Found in western Sumatra at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with a very short rhizome giving rise to oblong, laterally flattened pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, erect, strap shaped, bilobed apically, glabrous leaf that blooms on an erect, eventually extending well beyond the leaf, thin, terete, glabrous, to 18" [45 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate sheaths

Synonyms *Oxyanthera rhomboglossa Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002;

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