Thrixspermum pensile Schltr. 1911 SECTION Dendrocolla

Plant and Flowers in situ in Indonesia Photos by James Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria site

Full Shade WarmWinterSpringSummer Fall

Common Name or Meaning The Hanging Thrixspermum - In China Chui Zhi Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size .68" [1.7 cm]

Found in Taiwan, Thailand, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in lowland forests on tree trunks at elevations of 500 to 600 meters as a medium to large sized, warm, pendent growing epiphyte with a pendulous, compressed, leafy throughout stem carrying elliptic, thick, slightly fleshy, conduplicate towards the base, acute leaves that blooms at most any time of the year on an axillary, .4 to .8" [1 to 2 cm] long, much shorter than the leaves, successively few, several flowered, inflorescence with persistent, not distichous, ovate-triangular floral bracts and carrying short lived flowers

Synonyms Aporum pendulicaule (Hayata) Rauschert 1983; Dendrobium pendulicaule Hayata 1914; Thrixspermum pendulicaule (Hayata) Schltr. 1919

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo ok; Die Orchideen lieferung 22 Schlechter/Brieger 1989 drawing good; The Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok plant only; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Liu & Wang 2014 photos fide

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