Taeniophyllum platyrhachis (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

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

Deep shade Warm Cool LATEWinter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Broad Rachis Taeniophyllum [refers to the ancipitous, dilated rachis]

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests along streams at elevations around 1000 meters as a super-mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with no stem or leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on an ancipitous, conspicuously dilated, .6" [1.5 cm] long, sublaxly few flowered inflorescence with minutely triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers were yellow green.

Synonyms *Microtatorchis platyrhachis Schltr. 1913

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