Taeniophyllum govidjoae (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

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

Deep shade Cool LATE Fall

Common Name The Govidjoa Taeniophyllum [A creek within the Dischore range]

Flower Size minute

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1000 to 1200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no stem and with 2 to 3, erect-patent, oblong-ligulate, acute leaves that blooms in the late fall on a flexuous, erect-patent, peduncle and rachis angular, to 6" [to 15 cm] long, sublaxly 10 to 25 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, acuminate, longer than the ovary and equal to the flowers floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the most distinguishing factor the large leaf-like bracts and that this species was the smallest within this group and and that the flowers are green

Synonyms *Microtatorchis govidjoae Schltr. 1913

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