Taeniophyllum alwisii Lindl.1858 Photo by The Enchanting Kerala Website

Drawing Drawing by M.D.Dassanayake & F.R.Fosberg

Part shade Spring Spring Summer Fall

Common Name Alwis' Taeniophtllum

Flower Size minute

Found in southern India and Sri Lanka in submontane forests and tropical wet evergreen forests at elevations of 450 to 1850 metrrs as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing leafless epiphtye without pseudobulbs, stems or leaves that has green, fleshy, tortuous, vertical toand then flat on the basrk roots that blooms at anty time of the year on an erect, slender, peduncle .16" [4.5 mm] long, few flowered inflorescence with triangular-ovate, rounded, persistent floral bracts and carrying whitish green flowers

Synonyms Alwisia minuta Thwaites ex Lindl. 1858

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Vol 2 Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014 photo hmm

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------