Taeniophyllum latipetalum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Broad Petal Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on trees in montane forests at elevations up to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves, that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a spiralling, densely muricate-hispid, 2.4 to 8" [6 to 30 cm] long, densely successively, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale yellow with golden yellow tips. This species, T clavatum, T quaquaversum and T robustum are unique in the genus by the spiralling inflorescence


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; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good