Thrixspermum mergitiferum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2004

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool Spring AND AGAIN Fall

Common Name The Sink Carrying Thrixspermum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 mm]

Found in Sulawesi in mossy forests on ridgetop trees on twigs at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect, short, stout stem carrying thick, linear, keeled apically, unequally bilobed leaves that blooms in the fall and again in the spring on 1 to a few, 1.6" [4 cm] long, rachis long, bract covered, successively single, to 20 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A to Z of Southeast Asian Orchids Species O'Byrne 2011 photo fide;