Thrixspermum longilobum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Thrixspermum Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot

Common Name The Long Lobed Thrixspermum [refers to the elongate mid lobe of the lip]

Flower Size 2.4" [6 cm]

Found in Sumatra in the Menatawai Islands as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a flattened stem carrying fleshy, lanceolate to strap shaped, obtuse, shortly and unequally bilobed apically with a central mucro leaves that blooms on a shiny, peduncle flattened, elliptic in cross-section, to 2.13" [5.3 cm long, rachis broadening flattened, .6 " + [1.5 cm]+ long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001;