Taeniophyllum pectiniferum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Rhynchanthera Schlechter

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

Part shade Cool LATE Fall EARLYWinter

Common Name The Comb Carrying Taeniophyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a comb-like, setiform, 1.6" [4 cm] long, densely, successively single, 10 to 15 flowered inflorescence with triangular, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are a yellowish white.


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