Thrixspermum merapohense P.O'Byrne & P.T.Ong 2015 SECTION Dendrocolla

Flower Closeup

Plant and Flowers

Plant and Flowers Photos by Chew Siong Bong? and his Facebook Orchid Photo Website

Part shade Hot Summer Fall

Common Name The Merapo Thrixspermum

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia on limestone hills at elevations around 230 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with an erect to spreading, apex upturned, compressed, leafy stem carrying about 7, distichously spreading, strap-shaped, channeled, tapering towards the base, stiff, leathery, obtuse, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a opposite the leaf, several at a time, spreading, peduncle to .76 to 1.8" [1.9 to 4.5 cm] long, gradually lengthening, gradually widening towards the apex, slightly compressed, cylindrical, green, 2 bracted at base and a third midway, rachis, cylindrical, .24 to 1" [.6 to 2.5 cm] long, olive-green to brown-green, 1.48 to 2.8" [3.7 to 7 cm] long overall successively single to 30 flowered inflorescence with crowded, facing in all directions, broadly triangular, thick, stiff, olive-green with brown specks floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 O'Byrne and Ong 2015 drawing/photo fide