Thrixspermum lucidum Schltr. 1911 SECTION Thrixspermum Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm

Common Name The Shining Thrixspermum [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1" [2.4 cm]

Found in west Sumatra at elevations around 900 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm growing epiphyte with a terete, leafy stem carrying oblong, obtuse, shiny, fleshy keeled beneath leaves that blooms , unequally bilobed apically, narrowing towards the base leaves that blooms on a more or less erect, longer than the leaves, peduncle terete, glabrous, few sheathed, rachis flattened,4 to 5.2" [10 to 13 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, many flowered inflorescence with obliquely triangular, obtuse, 2 ranked, a little shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.


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