Taeniophyllum nephrophorum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Kidney-Bearing Taeniophyllum [refers to the callus on the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a medium sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a peduncle setiform, 2" [5 cm] long, ,densely several flowered inflorescence with triangular, minute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale yellow.


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