Thrixspermum tenuicalcar Carr 1932 SECTION Dendrocolla

Photos by C Y Ling

Part shade Hot Warm

Common Name The Delicate Spur Thrixspermum

Flower Size 6" [15 cm]

Found in Pahang, penninsular Malaysia and Sarawak Borneo in lowlands as a miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying 5, recurved apically, acute, gradually narrowing below, purple margined leaves that blooms on an erect, peduncel to 3.2" [8 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, to 50 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woofd 1992 drawing hmm; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 2015 photo fide