Taeniophyllum proliferum J.J.Sm. 1918

Side View of Flower

Photo by JB Comber and The Swiss Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Prolific Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Java, Sumatra and Borneo in hill forests at elevations 900 to 1650 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with at least one nearly terete root and adventitious buds at the apices that blooms in the winter on one or more, angled, pale green, laterally flatened to 1.7" [3.3 cm] long, successively single to many flowered inflorescence with alternating, in two rows, triangular, acute, concave floral bracts.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo fide; The Orchids of Mt Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photos fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011