Taeniophyllum kaniense Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Brachyanthera Schlechter

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

Part shade Warm Cool Spring

Common Name The Kani Range Taeniophyllum [A mountain range within New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations around 1000 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with 2 to 3, lanceolate-elliptic, acuminate leaves that blooms in the late spring on a setiform, equal to to a bit longer than the leaves, to .2 to .48" [.5 to 1.2 cm] long, laxly few flowered inflorescence with minute flowers.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are orange red to brown. Stated to be similar to T foliosa but this one has larger flowers, pointed sepals and pollina.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing fide