Taeniophyllum orbiculare Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Brachyanthera Schlechter

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

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Orbicular Taeniophyllum [refers to the lip]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 250 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the winter on a distichous, setiform, .4 to .6" [1 to 1.5 cm] long, densely 5 to 10 flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are golden yellow.


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