Thrixspermum collinum Schltr.1913 SECTION Thrixspermum

Plant and Flowers in situ New Guinea Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Hill Loving Thrixspermum

Flower Size 3" [7.5 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lowland forests at elevations of 10 to 150 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, slightly flattened stem enveloped completely by striate-veined leaf-bearing sheaths and each carrying spreading, ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that bloom in the summer on a long-pedunculate, ancipitous, gradually lengthening, flattened towards the apex inflorescence with conduplicate, falcate, apiculate, as long as the ovary floral bracts and carrying showy, successively opening flowers.

SynonymsReferences W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;