Thrixspermum anjunganense P.O'Byrne 2016 SECTION Thrixspermum

TYPE Drawing

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Common Name The Anjungan District Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in Kalimantan Borneo on riverside trees at elevations of 50 to 150 meters as a medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with spreading, basally branching, leafy stems enveloped by slightly compressed, green, persistent, longer than the internodes sheaths and carrying spreading, linear, tapering at both ends, green, obtuse, subequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on several active at one time, from the nodes at mid stem, 2 to 6" [5 to 15 cm] or more overall , peduncle 1.6 to 5.6" [4 to 14 cm] long, cylindrical, broadening and becoming slightly compressed before the rachis, provided with 2 basal scales and 3 to 5 more distant ones along the length, green, rachis compressed, sporadically successive, 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence with rather close, compressed, parabolic-triangular, falcate, acute, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts and carrying ephemeral flowers.

Similar to T celibicum but T anjunganense differs in the midlobe of the lip which is cylindrical, more than .16" [4 mm] long, with an abrupt adaxial depression only at the base and is covered in spiculate hairs.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;