Taeniophyllum finisterrae (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

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

Deep shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Finisterre Taeniophyllum [A Mountain Range]

Flower Size minute

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no stem and without [at blooming?] leaves that blooms in the early summer on a flexuous, erect-patent, peduncle and rachis angular, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, laxly several flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, acute, somewhat shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the ovary has 4 projecting ribs and 3 shorter ones and that the capsule is a centimeter long thus much longer than most other species and that the flowers are green

Synonyms *Microtatorchis finistterrae Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Microtatorchis finisterrae drawing fide;