Thrixspermum scopa (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Holttum 1947 SECTION Thrixspermum

Photo by Ong Poh Tech

Another Flower

Photo by East Asia Flora Website

Lip Details

Photo/TYPE Drawing by Peter O'Byrne

Part shade HotSummer

Common Name The Thin Branched Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1.84" [4.6 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo in swampy forests at elevations around sea level to 300 meters as a giant sized, hot growing epiphtye with a long, climbing, scrambling or hanging stem carrying fleshy, oblong or widest near the base, bilobed and rounded apically leaves that blooms in the summer on a very variable, 2 to 8" [5 to 20 cm] long overall, peduncle .4 to 1.6" [1 to 4 cm] long, rachis to 1.2" [3 cm] long, widening and bracteate, successively single flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus scopa Rchb.f. ex Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; * Gard. Bull. Singapore 11:289 Holttum 1947Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo fide; A Checklist Of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo good; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 18 2016 drawing/photo fide;