!Taeniophyllum glandulosum Blume 1825 SUBGENUS Codonosepalum SECTION Sepalocodon Schlechter

Photo by J B Comberand The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Another flower Photo by Orchidenthusia


Drawing by J J Smith and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shadeWarmSpringTHROUGH EARLYSummer

Common Name The Glandular Taeniophyllum - In China Dai Ye Lan

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in China, Japan, Korea, Ruyuku Islands, Taiwan, Assam, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sulawesi, Sumatra and New Guinea on tree trunks in montane forests at elevations of 500 to 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing, leafless epiphyte with slightly flattened roots of varying lengths with a minute stem that is leafless at flowering in the spring through early summer on a 1/2 to 2" [1.25 cm to 5 cm] long, slightly flexuous, many flowered inflorescence with triangular, shorter than the ovaries floral bracts.

CAUTION I am not sure of this determination, the first photo matches both Schlechter and J J Smith's drawings. See also Taeniophyllum sp Malaysia as it agrees very well with Seidenfaden's Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore. The Second photo is different yet and I have no actual reference. USE WITH CAUTION!

Synonyms Cryptorchis aphylla Makino 1893; Sarcochilus aphyllus Makino 1892; Taeniophyllum aphyllum (Makino) Makino 1899; Taeniophyllum chitouensis S.S.Ying 1992; Taeniophyllum khasianum J.Joseph & Yogan. 1967; Taeniophyllum sciaphilum Schltr. 1911; Taeniophyllum tjibodasanum J.J.Sm. 1931; Taeniophyllum usneoides Schltr. 1911; Taeniophyllum viride Carr 1932

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Sm. 1908 Drawing ok; Orchids of Southern Ryukyu Islands Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing ok; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing ok; Orchids of Java J B Comber 1990 photo fide; Orchids of Java J B Cmber 1990 as T tjibodasanum photo fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Woods 1992 drawing hmm; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 as T tjibodasanum photos fide; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchid Flora of Kamrup District, Assam Iswar Chandra Barua 2001 as T tjibodasanum drawing ok; Lindleyana Vol 17 No 1 2002; Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; Native Orchids From Gaoligongshan Mountains, China Xiaohua, Xiaodong and Xiaochun 2009 photo ?; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing; The Atlas of Wild Orchids in Hainan Island, China Shenyan and Junmei 2010 photo plant only; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo ok; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos good;