Taeniophyllum rudolfii Kocyan & Schuit. 2014 Photo by © Edouard Faria and his Stanhopea Passion Orchid Photo Website

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Common Name Rudolf Schlechter's Taeniophyllum [German Orchid Botanist early 1900's]

Flower Size .16" [4 mm]

Found in New Caledonia and Vanuatu in dense forests and scrublands at elevations of 500 to 1500 meters as a miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with ribboned roots giving rise to a short stem carrying in youth, 5 to 6, light green, lanceolate, obtuse leaves and without on older plants, that blooms at most any time of the year on up to 6, fractiflex, conspiculously bracted, to 4" [10 cm] long, successively to 4 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms Microtatorchis fasciola Schltr. 1906; Microtatorchis schlechteri Garay 1972; Microtatorchis schlechteri var. productilis N.Hallé 1977; Taeniophyllum rudolfii var. productilis (N.Hallé) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Microtatorchis schlechteri; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis and Cribb 1989 as Microtatorchis schlechteri drawing fide; Native Orchids of New Caledonia Societie Neo-Caledonienne D'Orchidophile 1995 as Microtatorchis schlechteri photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Microtatorchis schlechteri photo ok;