Taeniophyllum maximum J.J.Sm. 1910 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part Shade Hot LATEFall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Largest Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations around 170 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short leafless stem giving rise to numerous, elongated, flattened, 30" {75 cm] long roots that blooms in the late fall, winter and early spring on a long pedunculate, peduncle stout, terete, 11.8" [29.5 cm] long, peduncle-scales small, very few, rachis angular, 1.12" [2.8 cm] long, successively single, many-flowered inflorescence with very dense, spirally arranged, patent, fleshy, triangular, concave, dorsally keeled and adnate to the middle part of a shorter, irregularly triangular, dentate appendage with free margins floral bracts carrying fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Dép. Agric. Indes Néerl. 39: 20 J J Smith 1910 drawing fide;