Thrixspermum aberrans Schltr. 1913 SECTION Thrixspermum Drawing by Ames and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Deviating Thrixspermum [refers to its difference from others within the section]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with a short, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, ligulate, apiculate, leaves that blooms in the fall on a very flattened, peduncle, rigid, filiform, 1.8 to 2" [3.5 to 5 cm] long, rachis with compressed bracts, serrate successively single, few flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, falcate-ovate, obtuse, half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are whitish with orange-yellow spots.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlecher 1913 drawing fide