Thrixspermum pugionifolium (Hook.f.) Schltr.1911 SECTION Dendrocola Drawing by Icones 22 Hooker 1892


Common Name The Dagger-Shaped Leaf Thrixspermum

Flower Size .72" [1.8 cm]

Found in Sri Lanka in tropical dry, mixed evergreen forests at elevations below 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few, dark violet spotted, narrowly linear, acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 2, erect, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with ovate-subulalte, fleshy, persistent, obtuse, single veined floral bracts and carrying pale yellow flowers

Synonyms Dendrocolla pugionifolia (Hook.f.) Ridl.1896; Sarcochilus pugionifolius Hook.f. 1890;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1892 as Sarcochilus pugionifolia drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989;