Thrixspermum robinsonii Ames 1915 Photos courtesy of Peter O'Byrne, Dr Ed de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Shade Warm Cold

Common Name or Meaning Robinson's Thrixspermum [Original Collector of Species early 1900's]

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in the Philippines on mossy tree branches at elevations of 600 to 2150 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cold growing epiphyte with an erect, short stem enveloped by persistent leaf sheaths and carrying 2 ranked, very leathery, oblong-lanceolate unequally bilobed apically, toothed margined leaves and blooms on an erect, 3.2" [8 cm] long, slender, smooth, successively single, many flowered inflorescence .


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; The Orchids of the Philippines Cootes 2001 photo fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003 ;