Thelasis variabilis Ames & C.Schweinf. 1920 SUBGENUS Thelasis

Drawing by Chan Chew Lun & P S Shin /Wood etal 1993

deep shade WarmCool

Common Name The Variable Thelasis

Flower Size .12" [3 mm]

Found in Sabah and Sarawak Borneo in mossy hill and lower montane forests at elevations of 800 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with Hershey-Kiss like pseudobulbs carrying a single, apcial, narrwoly lanceoalte, conduplicate narrwoing belo wintothe petiolate like base leaf that blooms on basal, erect, 8" [20 cm] long, peduncle 6" [15 cm] long, provided with 3 distant, tubular bracts, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 drawing fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide