Thrixspermum pardale (Ridl.) Schltr. 1911 SECTION Dendrocolla

Drawing by Seidenfaden

Fragrance Part sun Warm Summer

Common Name The Spotted Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1.6" [1.4 cm]

Found in penninsular Malaysia, Borneo and Sumatra in hill forests at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with an erect stem with roots all along the length and carrying narrowly oblong, faintly and unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer on an axillary, much longer than the leaves, slender, terete, 4.8 to 12" [12 to 30 cm] long, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with the compact rachis composed of very close, triangular, narrowing in the apical half floral bracts and carrying fragrant flowers

Synonyms Dendrocolla pardalis (Ridl.) Ridl. 1896; *Sarcochilus pardalis Ridl. 1893

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood& Cribb 1994;Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood etal 2001; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011