Thrixspermum remotiflorum J.J.Sm. 1906 SECTION Thrixspermum

Side View of Flower

Plant Photos by Leicneagra and The Wild Orchids of Sumatra Website

Part shade Summer

Common Name The Remote Flowered Thrixspermum

Flower Size .92" [2.3 cm]

Found in western Sumatra without elevational data as an epiphyte with a long stem carrying thickly fleshy, strap-shaped, somewhat unequally bilobed, lobes rounded, the upper side transversely wrinkled, reddish green, very shiny above, vshiny belowbut also pale spotted leaves that blooms in the summer on along, erect then bending down, peduncle thin, terete, 3.2 to 4.4" [8 to 11 cm] long, gradually thickening, rachis zig-zag, quadrangular in cross-section, shiny green, to 6" [15 cm] long, successively single, many remotely flowered inflorescence with 2 ranked, clasping a little, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION I have no way of personally verifying this determination so please use with caution!!!


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001