Taeniophyllum elmeri Ames 1912

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

Deep shade Hot Warm Spring

Common Name Elmer's Taeniophyllum [American Collector or species 1900's]

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Philippines at elevations up to 1000 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with flat roots that blooms in the late spring on an erect, rachis zig-zag, to 2.8" [7 cm] long, successively 1 to 2, several flowered inflorescnece carrying yellowish flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Complete Writings on Philippine Orchids Vol 1 Quisumbing 1981; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good