Thrixspermum latisaccatum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Thrixspermum

Photo by Peter O'Byrne

TYPE Drawing

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

Full shade Hot Warm SpringFall

Common Name The Broad Sac Thrixspermum

Flower Size

Found in penninsular Malaysia and Sumatra in primary forests at elevations of 100 to 860 meters a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte in partially logged primary forests on thinly mossy small branches of small to medium sized river side trees with a spreading stem enveloped by compresssed, green, often stained maroon sheaths and carrying spreading to descending, ligulate, leathery, green, sometimes red to maroon marked in youth, obtuse, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the spring and fall from the rhizome between the pseudobulbs, to 6" [15 cm] long, elongating, successively several flowered inflorescence with persistent, deflexed with age, overlapping bracts and carrying close set flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2009 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A To Z of South East Asian Orchid Species O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing photo fide;