Thrixspermum complanatum (J.Koenig) Schltr. 1911 Drawing by Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Complanate Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka as a small sized epiphyte with a scrambling monopodial stem carrying linear, narrowing towards the base, acute to obtuse leaves that blooms on a short, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Cleisostoma complanatum (J.Koenig) Lindl. 1833; Dendrocolla serriformis (Lindl.) Thwaites 1861; *Epidendrum complanatum J.Koenig 1791; Limodorum complanatum (J.Koenig) Willd. 1805; Liparis serriformis Lindl. 1830; Sarcochilus complanatus (J.Koenig) Hook.f. 1896; Sarcochilus serriformis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1863; Thrixspermum serriforme (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1868

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good