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

Full shade Warm LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Short Column Foot Thrixspermum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations of 800 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a slightly compressed, densely leafy stem carrying erect-spreading, obliquely oblong-ligulate, acute, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically, narrowing below into the base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a very flattened, serrate, shortly pedunculate, 4.8" [12 cm] long, successively single, few m flowered inflorescence with conduplicate, obtuse, half as long as the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter states that the flowers are pale yellowish and the lip has a red spot at the base.


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