Taeniophyllum obtusum Blume 1825

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Common Name The Blunt Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .22" [5.5mm]

Found in south-central China, Malaysia, Cambodia, Thailand, Borneo, Java, Sumatra and Vietnam in swampy primary montane forests on mangrove and coffee plants at elevations of 150 to 1600 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with creeping, radiating, flattened roots that blooms on a sessile, .4" [1 cm] long, fractiflex rachis, brown-green,covered with tuburcles many successively flowered inflorescence with two ranked, triangular, acute, very concave, warty floral bracts carrying thin, wide open flowers.

Synonyms Taeniophyllum serrula Hook.f. 1890; Taeniophyllum vietnamense Tixier & Guillaumin 1962; Taeniophyllum zollingeri Rchb.f.1857,

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Xenia Orchidaceae Rchb.f 1854 as T zollingeri drawing fide; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as T zollingeri; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957 drawing The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1964 drawing fide; Opera Botanica # 95 Seidenfaden 1988 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 drawing The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Borneo Vol 1 Chan, Lamb, Shim and Wood 1994; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 3 2003 photo; The Wild Orchids of the Cameron Highlands REACH 2009 photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 1 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 as T obtusum photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Philippine Native Orchid Species Cootes 2011 as T obtusum photo fide