Thrixspermum latifolium J.J.Sm. 1917 SECTION Thrixspermum

Leaves and Flowers Photos by Mr. Sonny Agus Sumarsono

TYPE Drawing

Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Broad Leaved Thrixspermum

Flower Size .33" [.65 mm]

Found in southwest Sumatra at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with pendulous, flattened, apically incurved stems carrying fleshy, oblong to strap-shaped, more or less unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms on elliptic in cross-section, thickened towards the apex, 2 to 3.2" [5 to 8 cm] long, rachis flattened, to 3.6" + [9 cm +] long, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers.


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