Taeniophyllum platyrhizum Schltr. 1905 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Warm Fall EARLY Winter

Common Name The Broad Root Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 600 meters as a warm growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the fall and early winter on a distichous inflorescence.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are sulphur pale yellow, darker towards the base and the lip is white with 7 longitudinal central stripes.


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