Thrixspermum raciborskii J.J.Sm. 1903 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo by Malaysian Orchid Website

Side View of lip of type subspecies

T raciborskii subsp brevipollinum Type drawing Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website>

Plant and flower Photo by Schlechter

Part shadeHot Warm Fall

Common Name Raciborski's Thrixspermum [Polish Botanist around 1900]

Flower Size 2.4" " [6 cm]

Found in Malaysia, Sumatra, Java and the Moluccas at elevations of 400 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing, branch epiphyte with a stem carrying lanceolate, unequally bilobed apically, mucronate, dark green more or less blotched dark violet leaves that are .4" [1 cm] apart and blooms in the fall on a longer than the leaves, 8" [20 cm] long, slender, slightly flattened, broadening a bit apically, rachis gradually extending, successively few flowered inflorescence carrying short lived flowers

Synonyms Thrixspermum raciborskii subsp. brevipollinium P.O'Byrne & Ent 2016; Thrixspermum raciborskii var. hamatum J.J.Sm. 1907;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 photo ok; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 22 1329 - 1392 Brieger 1989 photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010 photo/drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 as T raciborskii subsp brevipollinum photo fide;