Taeniophyllum proboscideum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter

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

Part shade Warm Fall

Common Name The Nose Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 900 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the fall on a densely muricate-hispid, 3.6" [9 cm] long, subdense, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with triangular floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are white with a with soft velvety barbs outside, the lip has a red spot in front and the tip of the spur is red.


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