Taeniophyllum merapiense Schltr. 1911

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

Part shade Cold

Common Name The Merapi Taeniophyllum [A mountain in Sumatra]

Flower Size

Found in western Sumatra on trees at elevations around 2600 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cold growing epiphyte with slender, flattened roots giving rise to bristle-like, peduncle .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, to 1.12" [2.8 cm] long, successively single, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with ovate-lanceoalte, acuminate, glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra J B Comber 2001 drawing fide;