Thrixspermum ancoriferum (Guillaumin) Garay 1972 SECTION Dendrocolla

Inflorescence Photos by Manorot Tangsaveepha Copyright , and the Butterfly and Orchids Photo Gallery

Full Shade Cool Spring

Common Name The Anchor Carrying Thrixspermum [refers to the lip apex]

Flower Size .32" [8 mm]

Found in Thailand and Vietnam at elevations around 1300 to 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, monopodial stem carrying elliptic to linear-elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a basal, .6" [1.5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cleisostoma aciliatum Guillaumin & Tixier 1965; Cleisostoma ancoriferum Guillaumin 1963

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide;

Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994;

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