Taeniophyllum marianense Schltr. 1914

Photo by Agnes Rinehart

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Common Name The Marianas Islands Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in the Caroline and Marianas islands on tree trunks and branches at elevations below 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves but has elongate, chlorophyl bearing, flattened roots that give rise to a very short stem that blooms several times per year on a short, mostly single flowered inflorescence.

Separated from S plicata by the larger, more erect flowers, the shape of the lip, posture of the plant and the paucity of seed capsules easily differentiates this species.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Ferns and Orchids of the Mariana Islands Raulerson & Rinehart 1992 photos fide;