Taeniophyllum phaeanthum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Codonosiphon SECTION Sepalocodon Schlechter

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

Part shade Hot EARLYSpring

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

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the early spring on an erect, thin, glabrous, .4 to 1" [1 to 2.5 cm] long, laxly, successively single, few flowered inflorescence with minute, triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the stem, bracts and flowers are a brown-red.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as T aff phaeanthum drawing good/photo good