Thrixspermum trichoglottis (Hook.f.) Kuntze 1891 SECTION Dendrocolla Photo by Karel Petrzelka and the Vietnam Orchid Website

Plant and Flowers in situ Pasoh Forest Reserve Malaysia Photo by C S Hoh and the Encyclopedia of Life Website

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Common Name The Hairy Lip Thrixspermum - In China Tong Se Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size .66" [8mm]

Found in Assam, the Andaman Islands, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Laos, Taiwan, Vietnam and Sumatra in lowland and scrubby lower montane ridge forests at elevations of 250 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with mostly erect, terete, freely branching stems carrying narrowly oblong, unequally bilobed apically, obtuse, gradually narrowing below into the very short, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a, from opposite the leaves, sometimes 2, mostly horizontal, terete, gradually extending to 4.4" [11 cm], successively single flowered inflorescence with bracts all around and ovate-triangular, acute, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Dendrocolla alba Ridl. 1905; Dendrocolla trichoglottis (Hook.f.) Ridl. 1896; Sarcochilus trichoglottis Hook. f. 1890; Thrixspermum album (Ridl.) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Icones Plantarum Vol 22 Hooker 1892 as Sarcochilus trichoglottis drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T album; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing/photo fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo hmm; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo good; The Orchids of Sarawak Beaman & Wood 2001; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 as T album; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing ok; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 5 2010; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 photo ok; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide

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