Thrixspermum recurvum (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Dendrocolla

TYPE Drawing Drawing by Icones 22 Hooker 1892

Part ShadeWarm Cool

Common Name The Recurved Thrixspermum

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia on small trees near rivers at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few linear, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a 6" [15 cm] long, with the rachis consisting of an apical clump of broad, fleshy bracts giving rise to successively single, several flowered inflorescence carrying flowers with pale red brown spots and a hairy lip.

Similar to T pardale but this one has pale red brown spots and a less hairy lip as well as a smaller plant with a short stem carrying a few close set leaves and a 6" [15 cm] long, inflorescence with broader fleshier bracts

Synonyms *Sarcochilus recurvus Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones 22 Hooker 1892 as Sarcochilus recurvus drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1963 drawing of flower; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing flower & plant