Taeniophyllum antennatum Schuit. & de Vogel 2009 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

Photo by Peter O'Byrne and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Antennated Taeniophyllum [refers to the appendage at either side of the apex of the lip]

Flower Size .64" [16 mm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in abandoned rubber plantations at elevations around 450 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short stem carrying scale leaves and giving rise to 5.5" [14 cm] long, flattened roots that blooms at most any time of the year from the stem on a short, successively single, 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 4 2009 drawing/photo fide;