Taeniophyllum macrotaenium Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Warm LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Large Root Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in montane forests at elevations around 900 meters as a medium sized, warm growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a densely hispid, 2.8" [7 cm] long, densly several flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts.

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


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide