Taeniophyllum quaquaversum 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 LATE Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name The Spiraling Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on trees at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte without leaves that blooms in the late winter and early spring on a muricate-hispid, spiraling to 6.8" [17 cm] long, densely, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte, acuminate floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are golden yellow with apur.

This species, T clavatum, T latipetalum and T robustum are unique in the genus by the spiraling inflorescence


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