Thrixspermum musciflorum A.S.Rao & J.Joseph 1969 publ. 1971 SECTION Dendrocolla

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Plant and Inflorescence

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Found in Assam, Bhutan and the eastern Himalayas in forests at elevations around 500 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with 3 to7, subterete, distichous, equitant, jointed at the base, channeled on the upper surface, acute apically leaves that blooms in the late spring and summeron 2 to 4, erect, .72 to 5" [1.8 to 12.5 cm] long, usually longer than the leaves, axillary, arising from the lower nodes, raachis strict, slender, cylindric, swollen apically, condensed at the apex, successively several flowered inflorescence.

Similar to T pygmaeum but differs in the longer than the leaf inflorescence, the short lateral lobes of the lip and the rounded, tongue-like lip callus

Synonyms Thrixspermum musciflorum var. nilagiricum J.Joseph & Vajr.1981

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Nilgiris Joseph 1987 Thrixspermum musciflorum var. nilagiricum drawing fide; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 as T musaeflorum sic; Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo okish; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as T muscaeflorum drawing ok; A Century of New Orchid Records in Bhutan Royal Government of Bhutan 2017 Drawing/photo fide;