Thrixspermum alabense J.J.Wood 2010 SECTION Dendrocolla Photo by Minoru Tomiyama and The Naturing News Website

Part sun Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Mt Alab Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1.4 to 1.6" [3.5 to 4 cm] long

Found in Sabah Borneo in upper montane forets at elevations of 1800 to 2000 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, monopodial stem carrying 5 to 6, ligulate, acute, coriaceous, olive-green, purple flushed leaves with cylindrical tightly clasping sheath bases that blooms in the late spring on a lateral, from the nodes of the basal part of the stem, erect, to horizontal, peduncle to 8" [20 cm] long, wiry, purple, 2 ovate, acute basal bracts, rachis to 6.8" [17 cm] long, purple below becoming pale green distally, successively 1 to 3, several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acute, purple floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid J. 5: 82 J J Wood 2010 drawing/photo fide