Taeniophyllum compactum Ames 1908

Plant and Inflorescence in situ Taiwan Photo by Mingiweng and Flickr Orchid Photo website

Common Name The Compact Taeniophyllum - In China Ni Zhi Zhu Lan

Flower Size .11" [3 mm]

Found in central Taiwan and the Philippines on trees in coniferous and broad-leaved forests at elevations of 1000 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing, twig epiphyte with a short roots that are radiately adpressed to the mossy twig, giving rise to 2 to 4, small, narrowly oblong, oblanceolate to linear, subleathery, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on often 2 to 3, erect to ascending, .6 to 1" [1.5 to 2.5 cm] long, winged, few flowered inflorescence with many sterile, ovate, slightly conduplicate bracts and similar floral bracts

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Microtatorchis compacta (Ames) Schltr.1911; Microtatorchis taiwanianum S.S.Ying 1977;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Microtatorchis compacta; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Microtatorchis compacta; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 as Microtatorchis compacta drawing ok

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