Tainia cordifolia Hook. f. 1889Photo by Dale and Deni Borders.


Common Name The Heart-Shaped Leaf Tainia - In China Xin Ye Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1 1/2"

A cool to warm growing, forest dwelling, medium sized terrestrial from Vietnam, China, Hong Kong and Taiwan in broadleafed, evergreen, humid primary forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses and found at altitudes of 500 to 1000 meters with a short, creeping rhizome carrying cylindrical pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several, loose sheaths and carrying a single, apical ovate, obtuse to subacute leaf that blooms in the later spring and early summer on an erect, basal, lateral, [10" [to 25 cm] long, laxly 4 to 8 flowered inflorescence that has lanceolate, acuminate bracts and showy flowers.

Synonyms Mischobulbum cordifolium (Hook. f.) Schltr. 1911; Tainia fauriei Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Century of Indian Orchids Vol 5 Hooker 1895 drawing not = Tainia latifolia; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Mischobulbon cordifolium drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Mischobulbum cordifolium drawing fide; The Manual Of Cultivated Orchid Species Bechtel, Cribb & Launert 1992 as Mischobulbum cordifolium photo fide; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009 as Tainia cordifolia ; Flora of China Illustrations Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan as Tainia cordifolia 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Hong Kong Barretto, Cribb and Gale 2011 as Tainia cordifolia drawing/photo fide;