Taeniophyllum filiforme J.J. Sm. 1900 SECTION Rhynchanthera

Side View of Flower

Photos by Ong Poh Teck and The Biological Diversity Clearing House Website

Part shade hot Warm

Common Name The Filiform Taeniophyllum [refers to the slender inflorescence]

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in the Andaman Islands, Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Borneo, the Lesser Sunda Islands, Sulawesi and New Guinea in lowland primary forests at elevations around 100 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with cylindric, long, often free of substrate, slender, with distinct white spotted roots and giving rise to no leaves that blooms on a slender, .6 to 2" [1.5 to 5 cm] long, successively several flowered inforescence with very close, overlapping, 2 ranked bracts.

Synonyms Taeniophyllum gracillimum Ridl. 1908; Taeniophyllum macrorhizum Ridl. 1924

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideeen Von Java J.J. Sm. 1905; Die Orchideeen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J. Sm. 1908 drawing good; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing ok; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitnand 1964 drawing ok; Opera Botanica #95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo not?; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing ok; Orchids of Malaya Segerback 1992 photo good; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo not?; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide