Thrixspermum cordulatum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Thrixspermum

Plant and Flower The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade

Common Name The Cordate Base Thrixspermum

Flower Size .33" [.65 mm]

Found in Sumatra without elevational data as a large sized, epiphyte with an elongate, climbing, elliptic in cross-section stem carrying alternately in 2 rows, sessile, scarcely clasping the stem basally, oblong-ovate, abruptly recurved and shortly bidentate apically, fleshy, cordate basally leaves that blooms on 1 to 2, glabrous, peduncle to .75" [1.8 cm] long, minutely bracteate, rachis to .75" [1.8 cm] long, as long as the leaves, successively 2 to 3 flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002;