Taeniophyllum foliatum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Brachyanthera Schlechter

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

Deep shade Warm LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Leafy Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with a flexuous, short stem carrying 2 to 3, erect, lanceoalte-ligulate, acuminate, attenuate leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on an erect, setiform peduncle, .2 to .52" [.5 to 1.3 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with minute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are red brown.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide