Thrixspermum tsii W.H.Chen & Y.M.Shui 2005 SECTION Dendrocolla

Photo by Ye Deping

Drawing by Shui Yumin and The BioOne Website

Full Shade WArmCool LATERSpring

Common Name or Meaning Tsi's Thrixspermum - In China Ji Shi Bai Dian Lan

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Yunnan province of China in secondary forests on tree trunks and branches or on limestone rocks at elevations of 700 to 1500 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a arching to pendulous, stout, terete, slightly flattened stem carrying distichous, thick, fleshy, oblong, amplexicaul towards the base, unequally obtusely bilobed leaves that blooms in the later spring on an axillary, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, flattened, successively 1 to 3 flowered, inflorescence with persistent, lax, distichous, fleshy, broadly triangular, conduplicate-concave floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Jiang, Ye and Liu 2010 photographs fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo fide;