Thrixspermum pulchellum (Thwaites) Schltr. 1911 SECTION Thrixspermum

Drawing Photo and drawing by The Enchanting Kerala Website

Part shade LATERSummer EARLYFall

Common Name The Beautiful Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka as a pendent growing epiphyte with a pendent stem becoming upturned at the apex carrying strap-shaped, slightly falcate, unequally bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the later summer and early fall on an axillary, 2.4" [6 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Cylindrochilus pulchellus Thwaites 1861; Dendrocolla pulchella (Thwaites) Thwaites 1864; Sarcochilus pulchellus (Thwaites) Trimen 1885

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007