Thrixspermum platycaule Holttum 1947 SECTION Thrixspermum

Drawing by Seidenfsden

Common Name The Broad Stem Thrixspermum

Flower Size 3/4" [1.8 cm]

Found in Johor state penninsular Malaysia and Borneo as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphyte with a pendulous stem carrying 5, fleshy, blunt, somewhat basally twisted broad base, sheaths flattened and sharply keeled leaves that blooms on a slender peduncle that is .8" [2 cm] long, rachis slightly thickened, 3 to 4 flowered inflorescence with flowers that have salmon colored sepals with a scarlett, white tipped becoming yellowish towards the base.

Synonyms Sarcochilus anceps Ridl. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:292 Holttum 1947; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo hmm;