Taeniophyllum sumatranum Schltr. 1906 SUBGENUS Codonosiphon SECTION Sepalocodon Schlechter

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

Part shade Spring

Common Name The Sumatran Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra without elevational data as a mini-miniature sized epiphyte without leaves and flattened roots that blooms in the spring on a terete, few minutely sheathed peduncle, 2.8" [7 cm] long, flexuous, laxly, successively single, many flowered inflorescence with ovate-triangular, obtuse, glabrous, shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that this species is distinguished from others in Sumatra by its long inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001;