Thrixspermum acutilobum J.J.Sm. 1921 SECTION Dendrocolla Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Fragrance Full shade HotFall

Common Name The Acute Lobe Thrixspermum

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Sumatra and Java in forests near sea level as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a thin stem carrying strap-shaped, obliquely and broadly bilobed apically, rouned, scarcely clasping the stem basally, pale green, inconspicuously and minutely spotted with dull violet leaves that blooms in the fall on a thin, thickening apically, pale green spotted dull purple higher up, 4.4 to 6.4" [11 to 16 cm] long, rachis to .6" [1.5 cm] long, thicker, successively few, many flowered inflorescence with facing in all directions, triangular basally,scarsely clasping the rachis, long-acuminate, very acute floral bracts carrying ephemeral, sweetly scented flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide