Thrixspermum malayanum J.J.Sm. 1921 SECTION Dendrocolla Photo by Orin Churori and her Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Fragrant Part shade Hot

Common Name The Malaysia Thrixspermum

Flower Size .56" [1.4 cm]

Found in Java and Flores island of the Lesser Sunda Islands in lowlands at elevations of sea level to 350 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a stem carrying about stiff, fleshy, obliquely 2 dentate apically leaves that blooms on a very short rachis, 3.6" [9 cm] long overall, successively single, many flowered inflorescence carrying flowers that are said to smell of vanilla.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990