Taeniophyllum oreophilum (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

Plant in situ New Caledonia in fruit Photos by Edouard Faria and his Stanhopea Passion Orchid Photo Website

Part shadeWarmCoolWinterSpringSummer

Common Name The Mountain Loving Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in New Caledonia in dense rain forests on mossy trees at elevations of 900 to 1600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with flattened, roots that blooms in the winter, spring and summer on an erect, 4 to 8" [10 to 20 cm] long, successively several flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Microtatorchis oreophila Schltr. 1906; Taeniophyllum balansae Kraenzl. 1928

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore de la Nouvelle-Caledonie et Dependences Vol 8 Orchidaceae Halle 1977 as Microtatorchis oreophila drawing fide; Die Orchideen lieferung 19/20 Schlechter/Brieger 1988 as Microtatorchis oreophila ; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 as Microtatorchis oreophila photo fide;