Taeniophyllum musciforme (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

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

Deep shade Warm Cool LATE Fall

Common Name The Fly Like Taeniophyllum [Maybe refers to the soft spiky coveriung to the rachis and pedicel that is reminiscent of fly hair]

Flower Size minute

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests near rivers at elevations around 1000 meters as a super-mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with no stem and carrying 2 to 3, erect-patent, elliptic, apiculate leaves that blooms in the late fall on a flexuous, more than twice as long as the leaves, .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm] long, pecularily soft spiky covering, sublaxly few to several flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers were pale green.

Synonyms *Microtatorchis musciformis Schltr. 1913

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