Taeniophyllum calceolus Carr 1932 SECTION Taeniophyllum

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

Deep shade Hot

Common Name The Shoe-Carrying Taeniophyllum [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Thailand and penninsular Malaysia on mangoves or trees on the open beach as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte on vertical rock faces with a whorl of roots giving rise to a .4" [1 cm] long, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with a few bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 #3 2003 photo good