Thrixspermum warianum Schltr. 1913 SECTION Thrixspermum Photo courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Waria Range Thrixspermum [A mountain range within New Guinea]

Flower Size 1/4" [3.4 cm]

A pendant and warm growing, medium sized, monopodial orchid found in Papua & New Guinea at elevations of 600 to 900 meters on mossy branches of rainforests with a compressed stem carrying many, oblong-ligulate, unequally and obtusely bilobed apically leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on an axillary, longer than the leaf, 3.2" [8 cm] long, succesively single, several flowered inflorescence with an extending, purple, imbricating rachis flowering over several months giving rise to an ephemeral, wide opening flower.

Schlechter states that the flowers are yellowish and the lip has a broad red transverse band and the base has a red callus.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913/1985 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008