Thrixspermum saccatum P.O'Byrne & J.J.Verm. 2008 SECTION Thrixspermum

Photo by © Art Vogel

FragrancePart shade WarmCool Winterspring

Common Name or Meaning The Chinless Wonder Thrixspermum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in Sulawesi on isolated trees and on bushes in pasturelands and in secondary forests at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with spreading to descending to pendulous, sometimes basally branching, cylindrical, slightly compressed, persistently sheathed stems with an upturned tip carrying many, in two opposite rows, variable from descending and semi-terete to limply pendulous and subterete, narrowly elliptic to linear, acute leaves that blooms in the winter and spring on numerous, 1/2" to 3/4" [1.25 to 2.3 cm] long, lateral, opposite leaves on all parts of the stem, descending, wiry becoming broader towards the apex, brownish green, successively single, up to 27 flowered inflorescence carrying ephemeral, slightly fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 pg 55-72 O'Byrne & Vermeullen 2008 drawing/photo fide;