Thrixspermum purpurascens (Blume) Rchb.f. 1868 SECTION Thrixspermum

Another Angle Photos by Budi Haryatna

Another Angle Photo by J B Comber and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Shimmering Purple Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Java at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a flattened stem carrying to 6, thick, linear, apically bilobed, lobes more or less acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an elongating to 8" [20 cm] long overall, spreading to pendent, thin, reddish, rachis broad, successively several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Aerides purpurascens (Blume) Lindl. 1833; *Dendrocolla purpurascens Blume 1825; Sarcochilus purpurascens (Blume) Rchb.f.1863

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Smith 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide;