Thrixspermum simum J.J.Sm. 1927 SECTION Thrixspermum

Plant and Flower Photos by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Flat Thrixspermum

Flower Size .58" [1.45 cm]

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a short, flattened stem carrying 5 to 7, fleshy, lanceolate, acuminate, recurved and bidentate apically leaves that blooms on a spreading, peduncle thin, terete, 3.4 to 4.4" [9 to 11.5 cm] long, rachis at an angle to the peduncel, thickened, flattened, 2.7"+ [6.75 cm] long+, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Cmober 2002;