Taeniophyllum hirtum Blume 1825

Photo by J.B.Comber and The Swiss Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Roots and flower

Photo by Kazutoshi Moriya and Peacewood Orchid Photo Site

Flower Closeup?

Photo by Jean Jacques Villagente and the Endemia NC Website

deep shade Cool Winter

Common Name The Hairy Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .4" [1.1 cm]

Found in Java and northern Borneo in lower montane forests at elevations around 1300 to 1900 meters as a cool growing epiphyte with numerous, grey, somewhat flattened roots that blooms in the winter on a bristley, 1.6 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence carrying 6 to 15 mostly yellow but some with green flowers

CAUTION I have no way of verifying this determination so please use with caution. The third [closeup] photo is most likely wrong as it was submitted from New Caledonia.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos ok; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo, Wood & Cribb 1994; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011