Thrixspermum doctersii J.J.Sm. 1914 SECTION Thrixspermum

Another Flower Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Fall

Common Name Doctor's Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Java and Sumatra at elevations around 1220 to 1525 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongate stem carrying narrowly oblong, obtuse, somewhat narrowing towards the apex, shortly bilobed apically, lobes obtuse, with a short mucro between, fleshy leaves that blooms in the late summer and early fall on a often two from an internode, peduncle 3.4 to 6" [8.5 to 15 cm] long, 4 tubular sheathed, rachis zig zag, to 8.8" [22 cm] long, bracted, to 15.2" [38 cm] long overall, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with triangular, flattened, keeled floral bracts and carrying fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Orchids of Suamtra Comber 2002 photos fide;