Taeniophyllum cycloglossum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Brachyanthera Schlechter

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

Deep shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Circular Lip Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea at elevations around 800 meters as a miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the winter on a flexuous, setiform peduncle, .4 to 1.2" [1 to 3 cm] long, laxly 2 to 6 flowered inflorescence with minute, ovate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale greenish yellow.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 draing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide