Taeniophyllum complanatum Fukuy. 1935

Another Angle Photos by Mingiweng and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website

Could this be more correct? Roots are flat no flowers Photos by J.J.Merry and The Flickr Orchid Photo Website


Common Name The Pressed Flat Taeniophyllum [refers to the roots] - In China Bian Gen Dai Ye Lan

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in southcentral Taiwan in montane primary broadleaved forests at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with strongly flattened, spreading, creeping, fleshy roots giving rise in the spring through earlier fall to 1 to 3, suberect, slender, elongating, .8 to 5.6" [2 to 14 cm] long, successively single occasionally 2, 5 to 40 flowered inflorescence.

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Taeniophyllum crassipes Fukuy.1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Wild Orchids of Taiwan Lin & Wang 2014 photos