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

Side View of lip Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

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 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