Taeniophyllum orthorhynchum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Hot Winter

Common Name The Bird Beak Taeniophyllum [refers to the column?]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 250 to 300 meters as a miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the winter on an epeduculate, somewhat verrucose, flexuous, .2" [.5 cm] long, sublaxly 5 to 8 flowered inflorescence with triangular, apiculate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are yellow with a white lip and the column is red in front.


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