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 1.68 to 1.84" [4.2 to 4.6 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in low tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a scrambling monopodial stem carrying coriaceous, linear, narrowing towards the base, acute to obtuse, unequally notched apically, leaves that blooms in the later spring and again in the late summer and early fall on a short to 1.2" [3 cm] long, stout, , laterally compressed, distichous, pectinate, racemose, successively single flowered inflorescence with oblong, obtuse, coriaceous, laterally comressed, incurved, distichously imbricating floral bracts and carrying pale yellow flowers with a white lip blotched with red near the apex.

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