Thrixspermum laurisilvaticum (Fukuy.) Garay 1972 Photo by Miha Tina and her Flickr Photo Website

Full ShadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Laurel Forest Dwelling Thrixspermum - In China Huang Hua Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Japan, Taiwan, western Hunan and northern Fujian provinces of China and northern Vietnam in moist Laurel forests on tree trunks at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an ascending, short stem carrying nearly basal, elliptic to linear-oblong, sometimes falcate, acute leaves that blooms in the spring on an ascending to pendulous, flexuous, slender, .8 to 1.6" [2 to 4 cm] long, laxly 2 to 4 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts and simultaneously opening flowers that last a few days.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus laurisilvaticus Fukuy. 1938; Thrixspermum xanthanthum Tuyama 1940

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photos fide