Thrixspermum scopa (Rchb.f. ex Hook.f.) Holttum 1947 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo by Ong Poh Tech and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism Website

Another Flower Photo by East Asia Flora Website

Part shade HotSummer

Common Name The Thin Branched Thrixspermum

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia and Borneo in swampy forests at elevations around sea level to 300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing epiphtye with a long, climbing 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, rachis widening and bracteate, successively single flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I am not positive about this determination so use with caution.

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

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; 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; 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

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