Distribution: Assam to South China and Malesia
 
 
 
 


ORCHIDACEAE: Thrixspermum centipeda Lour.:  Thrixspermum centipeda Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 520 (1790).

Synonyms:
Epidendrum thrixspermum Raeusch., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 3: 265 (1797).
Sarcochilus centipeda (Lour.) Náves in F.M.Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 3, 4(13A): 238 (1880).
Aerides flos-aeris Sw., J. Bot. (Schrader) 2: 233 (1799).
Dendrocolla arachnites Blume, Bijdr.: 287 (1825).
Vanda pauciflora Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep. 3: t. 13 (1829).
Dendrobium auriferum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 83 (1830).
Aerides arachnites (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 238 (1833), nom. illeg.
Sarcochilus arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 498 (1863).
Sarcochilus auriferus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 498 (1863).
Thrixspermum arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 121 (1868).
Thrixspermum auriferum (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 121 (1868).
Sarcochilus hainanensis Rolfe, Bot. Mag. 122: t. 7489 (1896).
Thrixspermum hainanense (Rolfe) Schltr., Orchis 5: 55 (1911).
Thrixspermum papillosum Carr, Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 5: 33 (1929).

Family: ORCHIDACEAE
Distribution: Assam to South China and Malesia
Current pic was taken at TBGRI, Trivandrum.


Why cetipeda? Sps name? Is it because the penduncle of infloresence look like the centipede?
Otherwise flower look more like crab.
Beautiful flowers and photo too.


Yes its because of the peduncle….


 

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ORCHIDACEAE Juss. Fortnight: Thrixspermum centipeda Lour. from TBGRI, Trivandrum, PKS-199 : Attachments (5). 2 posts by 2 authors.

Thrixspermum centipeda Lour., Fl. Cochinch.: 520 (1790).

Synonyms:
Epidendrum thrixspermum Raeusch., Nomencl. Bot., ed. 3: 265 (1797).
Sarcochilus centipeda (Lour.) Náves in F.M.Blanco, Fl. Filip., ed. 3, 4(13A): 238 (1880).
Aerides flos-aeris Sw., J. Bot. (Schrader) 1799(2): 233 (1800).
Dendrocolla arachnites Blume, Bijdr.: 287 (1825).
Vanda pauciflora Breda, Gen. Sp. Orchid. Asclep. 3: t. 13 (1829).
Dendrobium auriferum Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 83 (1830).
Aerides arachnites (Blume) Lindl., Gen. Sp. Orchid. Pl.: 238 (1833), nom. illeg.
Sarcochilus arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 498 (1863).
Sarcochilus auriferus (Lindl.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 6: 498 (1863).
Thrixspermum arachnites (Blume) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 121 (1868).
Thrixspermum auriferum (Lindl.) Rchb.f., Xenia Orchid. 2: 121 (1868).
Sarcochilus hainanensis Rolfe, Bot. Mag. 122: t. 7489 (1896).
Thrixspermum hainanense (Rolfe) Schltr., Orchis 5: 55 (1911).
Thrixspermum papillosum Carr, Gard. Bull. Straits Settlem. 5: 33 (1929).

Distribution: Assam to S. China and Malesia


Vow…. Ghost Orchid.


 

 

 
 
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