Taeniophyllum biocellatum J.J.Sm. 1913 Photo by Jay Pfahl Copyright

Another Angle Showing Eyes

Plant and Flower

Underside of Flower Showing Spur Photos courtesy of Danny Lentz Copyright

Another Color Variety

Plant and Flower Photos by Milan Vagner Copyright


Common Name The Two Eyed Taeniophyllum [refers to the circles within the flower]

Flower Size 1/8" [3 mm]

Found only in Java on forest trees as well as coffee trees at elevations of 300 to 1000 meters as a miniature sized, leafless, hot to warm growing, monopodial epiphyte with very flattened, creeping roots that blooms in the late spring on a 1.4" [3.5 cm] long, successively single, several to many flowered inflorescence with concave, apically sharp pointed floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2009 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 photo good; Orchideen Series C Band 74 Thiv & Worz 2012 as T sp photo fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 6 Epidendroideae pt 3 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2014