Thrixspermum gombakense J.J.Sm. 1928 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Gombak Thrixspermum [A hill in western Sumatra]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 900 to 1800 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an elongate, climbing, rigid, somewhat oval in cross-section stem carrying spreading, oblong, obliquely obtuse and bilobed,not cordate basally leaves that blooms in the spring often with two from an internode, curvy, peduncle to .6" [1.5 cm] long, 4 short, tubular sheathed, rachis almost covered comletely by the concave, triangular, acute floral bracts, 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence .


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