Taeniophyllum kompsopus Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Rhynchanthera Schlechter


Photo/Drawing By Lewis & Cribb 1991

TYPE Drawing

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

Part shade Hot Warm Spring Summer Fall

Common Name The ?Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu on trees in montane forests at elevations around 50 to 800 meters as a mini-miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with terete roots that blooms in the spring, summer and fall on a lateral, to 2" [5 cm] long, successively single flowered inflorescence with distichous bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are white to pale yellow orange.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing/photo good;