Thrixspermum leucarachne Ridl. 1896 SECTION Thrixspermum

Lip Detail Photos by © André Schuiteman, courtesy of Jaap Vermeulen and Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Part shade Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The White Spider Thrixspermum

Flower Size 3.1" [7.6 cm]

Found in Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, Malasia and Sumatra at elevations around 1500 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a monopodial stem carrying several, linear, lorate, obtusely and unevenly bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the spring on a longer than the leaves, 7.2" [18 cm] long, successively many flowered inflorescence completely enveloped by distichous, imbricate, acute, triangular, conduplicate bracts from which a single large, flower arises

Synonyms Sarcochilus leucarachne (Ridl.) F.N.Williams 1904

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1965 corrections drawing fide; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; aos bULLETIN vOL 39 #10 1970 PHOTO FIDE; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing good; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Wood & Seidenfaden 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo ok;