Taeniophyllum lamprorhizum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

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

Part shade Cool LATE Spring

Common Name The Shining Roots Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 1100 meters as a miniature to small sized, cool growing epiphyte with shiny flattened roots without leaves, that blooms in the late spring on a thin, .4" [1 cm] long, densely few flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are golden yellow with a pale yellow spur.


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 pollina only