Thrixspermum sutepense (Rolfe ex Downie) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951


Another Drawing

photo/Drawings by Seidenfaden


Common Name The Suthep Thrixspermum [A mountain near Chang Mai Thailand]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm].

Found in Laos and Doi Sutep Thailand at elevations around 1500 to 1750 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an erect stem enveloped completely by imbricating linear-lanceolate obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on several, 2 to 3" [5 to 7.5 cm] long, short peduncle, several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1963 drawing fide; Botanisk Tidsskrift Bind 66 Hefte 4 Contributions to the Orchid Flora of Thailand III Seidenfaden 1971 drawing fide; ; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Turczaninowia 16(4):26-46 NEW AND RARE ORCHIDS (ORCHIDACEAE) IN THE FLORA OF CAMBODIA AND LAOS Averyanov 2013