Taeniophyllum oblongum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Oblong Taeniophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 200 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the winter on an epedunculate, flexuous, .8" [2 cm] long, subdensely few to several flowered inflorescence with ovate, apiculate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are white yellow with a red marked lip and a column with a red margin.


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