Taeniophyllum ferox 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 EARLY Summer

Common Name The Ferocious Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the early summer on a densely muricate-hispid, peduncle to 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, densely few flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are greenish with white tips.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1013 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide;