Thrixspermum luciferum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2004 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo by Peter O'Byrne

Part Shade Cool Fall

Common Name The Shining Thrixspermum

Flower Size .38 to .56" [.9 to 1.4 cm]

Found in Sulawesi in pine and mossy montane forests at elevations of 1100 to 1400 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, stout stem carrying 2 rows of oblong leaves that blooms in the fall on a threadlike, 2.4" [6 cm] long, stalk the ends in a short, bract covered rachis that produces successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide