Taeniophyllum pterophorum (Schltr.) Kocyan & Schuit. 2014

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

Deep shade Warm Winter

Common Name The Wing Carrying Taeniophyllum [refers to the inflorescence]

Flower Size minute

Found in New Guinea on trees in forests at elevations around 800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, warm growing epiphyte with no stem and carrying about 3, falcate-ligulate, apiculate, leaves that blooms in the winter on a flexuous, erect-patent, peduncle and rachis angular winged, longer than the leaves, to 2" [to 5 cm] long, sublaxly several flowered inflorescence with deltoid, acute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are green becoming yellowish with age

Synonyms *Microtatorchis pterophora Schltr. 1913

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 as Microtatorchis pterophorum drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 19/20 1129 - 1264 Brieger 1988 as Microtatorchis pterophora drawing fide;