Thrixspermum calceolus

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Small shoe-carrying thrixspermum
Thrixspermum calceolus from Pha Ngan Island.jpg
Thrixspermum calceolus from Pha Ngan Island, Thailand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Thrixspermum
Species: T. calceolus
Binomial name
Thrixspermum calceolus
(Lindl.) Rchb.f.

Thrixspermum calceolus, commonly called the small shoe-carrying thrixspermum, is a species of orchid native to Thailand, Vietnam, Borneo, Malaysia and Sumatra.[1][2] They can be found as epiphytes or lithophytes in lower evergreen and semideciduous montane forests. The orchids are climbing or creeping with their roots found along the length stems. White flowers with fragrant can be found in summer. There are often 2 to 3 flowers per node.[3]

1846 illustration[4]


  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Wood, J.J., Beaman, T.E., Lamb, A., Lun, C.C. & Beaman, J.H. (2011). The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu 2: 1-726. Natural history publications (Borneo), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia.
  3. ^ Internet Orchid Species Photo Encyclopedia
  4. ^ Miss Drake (1803-1857) del., G. Barclay sc. - Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 32 (N.S. 9) plate 19 (