Taeniophyllum grandiflorum Schltr.1905 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter Photo courtesy of Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Common Name The Large-Flowered Taeniophyllum

Flower Size 1 3/5" [3.6 cm]

Found in Papua and New Guinea in lowland forests as a small sized, hot to warm growing, leafless epiphyte at elevations of 50 to 600 meters in dense semi-deciduous forest low down on large tree trunks in deep shade where it blooms on a horizontal, from the stem apex, several [7] flowered inflorescence with an extending rhachis over months giving rise to a single or double successively opening, nonresupinate, fragrant, often nocturnal, ephemeral flower occuring in spring through fall.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as T aff grandiflorum drawing/photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;