Taeniophyllum papuanum (Schltr.) L.O.Williams 1938 Photo by Roy and Margaret Mackay

Type Drawing

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

Deep shade Cool EARLY Summer

Common Name The Papuan Taeniophyllum

Flower Size small

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 1850 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with no stem and with 2 to 3, erect-patent, elliptic-lanceolate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the early summer on an erect, curving, to 1" [to 2.5 cm] long, subdensely 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous, lanceolate-elliptic, aristate-acuminate, longer than the flowers in length floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that this species is very similar to B chaertophora but difers in the broader sepals, and petals. the shorter globular spur, the pollina and the flowers are green

Synonyms *Microtatorchis papuana Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Microtatorchis papuana drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Microtatorchis papuana; Orchids of Papua New Guinea Millar 1999 photo fide;