Dendrocolla purpurascens is an orchid species identified by Blume in 1825. Culture information and photos for this orchid are commonly detailed under the currently accepted name of Thrixspermum purpurascens.
ORIGIN: Found in Java at elevations of 800 to 1400 meters.
DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with a flattened stem carrying to 6, thick, linear, apically bilobed, lobes more or less acute, basally clasping leaves that blooms in the spring on an elongating to 8 [20 cm] long overall, spreading to pendent, thin, reddish, rachis broad, successively several flowered inflorescence.
FLOWER SIZE: 1/2 inch [1.25 cm]
-- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the
Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
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