Thrixspermum sumatranum J.J.Sm. 1920 SECTION Thrixspermum Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name The Sumatra Thrixspermum

Flower Size

Found in west Sumatra at elevations of 1700 to 1800 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte with a climbing, flattened stem carrying lanceoalte to strap-shaped, narrowing apically, obtuse to indistinctly bilobed, shiny green, in youth spotted with dull purple leaves that blooms on a spreading peduncle thin, somewhat flattened, [9.5 to 16 cm] long, rachis thicker flattened, rectangular, in cross-section, [12 to 30 cm] long, successively single, many flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2002;