Thrixspermum calceolus [Lindl.] Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Thrixspermum

Lip Detail

Photos by Eric Hunt

View of lip from below

Photo by Art Vogel

FragrantPart sun Hot CoolSummer

Common Name The Small Shoe-Carrying Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found from Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo and Vietnam on open rocks and bluffs in lower evergreen and semideciduous montane forests at elevations of 50 to 2000 meters as a medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping and climbing, rooting all along the length stem carrying oblong, unequally bilobed apically, the lobes obtuse, sessile leaves that blooms in the summer arising all along the stem and opposite the leaves, often with 2 to 3 per node, one to two flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts and carries fragrant flowers.

Synonyms Aerides lobbii Teijsm. & Binn. 1862; Sarcochilus brachystachys Hook.f. 1890; *Sarcochilus calceolus Lindl. 1846; Thrixspermum brachystachyum (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide/photo good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Living with Orchids in Sumatra Landau 1996 photo fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 4 2000; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Turczaninowia 19 (3): 558 L. V. Averyanov, Khang Sinh Nguyen etal 2016