Research Paper

Thrixspermum yei (Aeridinae, Vandeae, Epidendroideae, Orchidaceae) - a new species from Xizang, China

Meng-Kai Li, Shen-Shen Pang, Xue-Da Chen, Jian-Ping Deng, Wei Wang, Zhen Xing, Yan Luo

Published on: 16 April 2024

Page: 138 - 141

DOI: 10.6165/tai.2024.69.138


A new species Thrixspermum yei M. K. Li, Z. Xing & Y. Luo is described and illustrated from Xizang, China. It is similar to T. fantasticum and T. duplocallosum but differs from them in having a yellowish, ovate, indistinctly 3-lobed lip, disk with 4 yellow papillary front calli densely covered with yellow powder, and base with a cone-like appendage.

Keyword: Thrixspermum fantasticum, Thrixspermum duplocallosum, taxonomy, Xizang, China

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