Thrixspermum obtusum (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Thrixspermum

Plant and Flower

Photos by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Obtuse Thrixspermum [refers to the lobes of the bilobed apex of the leaf]

Flower Size .64" [1.6 cm]

Found in Java, Sumatra, Bali at elevations around 700 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem carrying 8 or more, narrowly oblong, obtusely bilobed apically, v-shaped, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on a thin, peduncle 3.6" [9cm] long, rachis elongating to 8" [20 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescence with separated floral bracts.

Synonyms Aerides obtusa (Blume) Lindl. 1833; Dendrobium obtusum Rchb. 1865; *Dendrocolla obtusa Blume 1825; Sarcochilus obtusus (Blume) Rchb.f. 1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;