Taeniophyllum podochiloides (J.J.Sm.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

TYPE Collection

Photo by N.E.G. Crutwell and The Orchids of New Guinea Website

Deep shade Cool Spring Summer

Common Name The Podochilus-Like Taeniophyllum [An Orchid Genus]

Flower Size small

Found in New Guinea on mossy trees in forests at elevations of 1700 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, cool growing epiphyte with an elongated, slender stem carrying very small, narrowly lanceolate, renulate apically, subulate-acuminate, thin textured leaves that blooms in the spring and summer on axillary, to 4.8 to 9" [12 to 22.5 cm] long, successively few, laxly many flowered inflorescence with Podochilus like, lanceolate, crenualte to denticulate apically, long subulate-apiculate, 3 nerved floral bracts.

Synonyms *Microtatorchis podochiloides J.J.Sm. 1929

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 multiflora drawing fide;