Taeniophyllum mangiferae Schltr. 1913

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

Part shade Hot EARLY Winter

Common Name The Mangifera Taeniophyllum [A genus of trees in New Guinea]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on Mangifera trees at elevations around 100 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the early winter on a subepedunculate, flexuous, somewhat verrucose, laxly few flowered inflorescence with triangular, apiculate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale yellowish with a white lip.


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;