Taeniophyllum robustum Schltr.1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Common Name The Hair-Shaped Column Foot Taeniophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in montane forests at elevations of 1500 to 3100 meters as a medium sized, cool to cold growing leafless epiphyte with strongly flattened, flexuous, to 20" [to 50 cm] long roots radiating from a central nexus and blooming at most any time of the year on an erect, racemose, to 12" [to 30 cm] long, very densely muricate-villose, densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with glabrous, facing in all directions flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;