Thrixspermum kjellbergii J.J.Sm. 1933 SECTION Thrixspermum

Another Flower and drawing Photos by Peter O'Byrne

Part Shade Hot Warm Spring Fall

Common Name Kjellberg's Thrixspermum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in scrub and low forests at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 2 rows, thick, elliptic, close set leaves that blooms in the fall and spring on several, lateral to arching, 2 to 2.4" [5 to 6 cm] long, successively single to 50 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide