Taeniophyllum tamianum J.J.Sm. 1914 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part Shade Hot LATERFall Winter EARLY Spring

Common Name or Meaning The ? Taeniophyllum

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations around 10 to 100 meters as a large sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short leafless stem enveloped in erect fibers giving rise to numerous, elongated, linear, flattened, 12" {30 cm] long roots that blooms in the later fall, winter and early spring on a short, producing flowers for a long time; peduncle filiform, .46 to .5" [1.15 to 1.25 cm] long, peduncle-scales very small, c. 3, tubular, rachis flexuose, glabrous, .88 to 1.4" [2.2 to 3.5 cm] long, internodes semiterete, at the apex slightly thickened, oblique, successively single, several flowered inflorescence with distichous, patent, at the base shortly tubular, clasping the rachis, acuminate, concave, keeled floral bracts and carrying yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, sér. 2, 13: 74 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide;