Taeniophyllum clavatum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Deep shade Cool LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Club Like Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 1300 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a densely muricate-hispid, spiralling, , 6" [15 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are golden yellow. This species, T latipetalum, T quaquaversum and T robustum are unique in the genus by the spiralling inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 draing fide;