Chroniochilus thrixspermoides (Schltr.) Garay 1972

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FragrancePart shadeHotSummer

Common Name The Thrixspermum-Like Chroniochilus

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in north Sumatra in coffee plantations at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized hot growing epiphyte with a short stem carrying a few elliptic, acute, glabrous, fleshy, keeled beneath leaves that blooms in the summer on a more or less sessile, shorter than the leaves, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying fragrant flowers.

Distinguished from C virescens by having a large, wide, orange, double callous on the inside of the midlobe margin.

Synonyms *Sarcochilus thrixspermoides Schltr. 1912

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988; Orchids of SUmatra Comber 2001 drawing fide;