Thrixspermum ligulatum L.O.Williams 1938 Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr Ed de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade HotColdLATESummerFall

Common Name or Meaning The Ligulate Leaf Thrixspermum

Flower Size 2.8" [7 cm]

Found in the Philippines as a miniature to large sized, hot growing epiphyte with terete stems enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, oblong, strap-shaped, obtuse, slightly unequally notched apically leaves that blooms in the late summer and fall on a 4 to 6" [10 to 15 cm] long, few to 12 flowered inflorescence with obtuse, apically encircling the stem floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 ;