Thrixspermum vanoverberghii Ames 1913 publ. 1914


Photo by Karl Senghas and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Cool

Common Name Vanoverburg's Thrixspermum [Belgian Missionary and Plant Collector in the Philippines 1800's]

Flower Size

Found in the Philippines at elevations around 1400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with with rigid, flattened, short stems carrying 2 ranked, leathery, wrinkled, gradually narrowing towards the apex, often sickle-shaped, lanceolate, to linear-lanceolate, unequally bidentate apically leaves that blooms on a lateral, slender, smooth, longer than the leaves, [4 to 11 cm] long, with 1 to 2 bracts, rachis, thickened, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with crowded, triangular boat-shaped, rigid, acute, spreading floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ;