!Thrixspermum centipeda Lour. 1790 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo by Donald G. Tan

Another Flower? Photo by Karel Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Another Flower Angle

Photo courtesy of Eka Mulja Tjipta

Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photo by David Kuehn

Fragrance Part sun Hot CoolSpring

Common Name The Centipede Thrixspermum - In China Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Guangxi, Hainan and Yunnan provinces of China, Hong Kong, the eastern Himalayas, Assam, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Penninsular Malaysia, Borneo, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra and the Philippines in broadleaf, evergreen, semi-deciduous and deciduous, dry, lowland forests and savana-like woodlands at elevations of 300 to 1300 meters as a miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect, elliptic [in crosscut], rooting along the length stem carrying thick, fleshy, elliptic, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a to 14" [.4 meter] long, pendant, strongly flattened towards the apex inflorescence with 2 ranked rows of persistent floral bracts from which arise nicely fragrant flowers that last 2 to 3 days

Synonyms Aerides arachnites (Blume) Lindl. 1833 ; Aerides flos-aeris Sw. 1799; Dendrobium auriferum Lindl. 1830; Dendrocolla arachnites Blume 1825; Epidendrum thrixspermum Rausch 1797; Sarcochilus arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863; Sarcochilus auriferus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863; Sarcochilus centipeda (Lour.) Náves in F.M.Blanco 1880; Sarcochilus hainanensis Rolfe 1896; Thrixspermum arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868; Thrixspermum auriferum (Lindl.) Rchb. f. 1830; Thrixspermum hainanense (Rolfe) Schltr. 1911; Thrixspermum papillosum Carr 1929; Vanda pauciflora Breda 1829

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1856 as Dendocolla arachnites; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as Dendocolla arachnites; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as T arachnites; Xenia Orchidaceae vol 2 Rchb.f 1865 as T auriferum; Otia Botanica Hamburgensia Rchb.f 1878 as T arachnites; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 as Dendrocolla arachnites drawing okish; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as T arachnites; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 as T arachnites drawing ok; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as T hainanense; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as T arachnites drawing, photo; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T arachnites drawing ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T hainanense; AOS Bulltein Vol 39 No 10 1970 photo as T arachnites; The Orchids of Papua New Guinea An Introduction Millar 1978 as T aracnites photo fide; Indian Orchids A Guide to Identification and culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing/photo good; Die Orchideen lieferung 21 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 as T auriferum; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as T arachnites; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Thai Orchid Species Rakpaibulsombat 1992 photo ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; The Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen & Mori 1997; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 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; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing good; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003; AOS Bulletin Vol 73 No 1 2004 photo; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo ok; 100 Sikkim Himalayan Orchids Pradhan 2005 photo fide; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo fide ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 drawing/photo fide;