Thrixspermum fantasticum L.O.Williams 1938 SECTION Dendrocolla

Plant Photo by Janet and her Orchid Website .

Full Shade Hot Cool Spring

Common Name The Fantastic Thrixspermum - in Japan Hagakure-nagami-ran - In China Jin Chun Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size 1/4" [8 mm]

Found in the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and the Philippines on tree trunks in forests at elevations of 200 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem completely enveloped by the clasping bases of up to 7, fleshy, distichous leaves that blooms in the spring on an axillary, shorter than the leaves, rather slender, densely several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

Synonyms Thrixspermum neglectum Fukuy.1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photos fide