Taeniophyllum fragrans Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

FragrancePart Shade WarmFall

Common Name or Meaning The Fragrant Taeniophyllum

Flower Size 1.1" [2.8 cm]

Found only in New Guinea on trees in hill forests at elevations of 500 to 900 meters as a medium to large sized, warm growing epiphyte with no leaves and thin roots in a rosette and blooms in the fall on a sublax, 3 to 5 flowered, 2.4" [6 cm] long, densly hispid inflorescence with deltoid bracts and has fragrant flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;