Thrixspermum congestum (F.M.Bailey) Dockrill 1967

SECTION Dendrocolla Photo by © Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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

Common Name The Congested Thrixspermum - In Australia The Cupped Hairseed

Flower Size .6" [1.4 cm]

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Northern Territories and Queensland Australia, New Caledonia and Vanuatu in lowland forests at elevations of 10 to 450 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with an elongate, terete, rather rigid stem enveloped by striate, leaf-bearing sheaths and carrying ligulate, obliquely and obtusely bilobulate leaves that blooms in the winter and summer on an erect-patent, 5.4 to 8.8" [14 to 22 cm] long, densely several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate-subulate floral bracts that are shorter than the ovaries and carrying successively opening flowers

Synonyms *Cleisostoma congestum F.M.Bailey 1895; Thrixspermum adenotrichum Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 as T adenotrichum drawing fide to the second photo; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide to the first photo; Australian Orchid Review Vol 72 No 1 2007 photo; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;