Thrixspermum kocyanii J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2011 Section Dendrocolla

Plant and Flowers in situ Mt Kinabalu Borneo

Photos by Rogier van Vugt and his PBase Orchid Photo Site

Part ShadeCool Fall

Common NameDr. Kocyan's Thrixspermum [Systematic Botany, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich. Germany, Original Collector of species]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo in lower to upper montane ridge forests at elevations around 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing twig epiphyte with a stem enveloped entirely by imbricating leaf sheaths and carrying narrowly ligulate, obtuse to subacute, thick, succulent, blotched purple above, uniform purple beneath leaves that blooms in the fall on a porrect, 1.2 to 2.4" [3 to 6 cm] long overall, wiry, purple, rachis .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, swollen, purple, successively single flowered inflorescence with sheathing bracts enveloping the peduncle and with triangular-ovate, obtuse floral bracts.

Synonyms Acoridium corrugatum (Ridl.) Rolfe 1904; Dendrochilum fimbriatum Ames 1920; *Platyclinis corrugata Ridl. 1894

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 8 23 2011 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawingphoto fide