Taeniophyllum fasciola (G.Forst.) Seem. 1862

Plant and Flower Photos by © A Muller and Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Part shade HotSummer

Common Name The Fasciculate Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .2" [5mm]

Found in the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu, Wallis & Futna, Cook Islands, Pitcairn, Society Islands, Tuanota, Tubuai and the Marianas Islands in coastal to lower montane forests at elevations of sealevel to 400 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte with a network of flattened spreading roots giving rise in the summer to a short, densely verruculose, fractiflex, densely few flowered inflorescence with ovate bracts.

Synonyms *Epidendrum fasciola G.Forst. 1786; Limodorum fasciola (G.Forst.) Sw. 1800; Limodoron fasciolum (G.Forst.) St.-Lag. 1880; Microtatorchis fasciola (G.Forst.) Schltr. 1905; Taeniophyllum asperulum Rchb.f. 1878; Taeniophyllum decipiens Schltr. 1911; Taeniophyllum fasciola var. mutina N.Hallé 1977; Taeniophyllum minutissimum Schltr. 1906; Taeniophyllum parhamiae L.O.Williams 1939; Taeniophyllum seemannii Rchb.f. 1868; Vanilla fasciola (G.Forst.) Spreng. 1815

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 1990; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 as T decipiens; Orchids of Vanuatu Lewis & Cribb 1989 drawing fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide/photo good; Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing/photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 drawing ok