Taeniophyllum toranum J.J.Sm. 1916 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part Shade Hot Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Toran Beach Taeniophyllum [A coastal area of Papua New Guinea]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm] high

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forest at elevations around 25 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short leafless stem enveloped in adpressed fibers giving rise to creeping, linear, to 10" [25 cm] long roots that blooms in the spring on an erect, peduncle filiform, angular, furfuraceous-punctate, provided with c. 4 very small peduncle-scales, rachis flexuose, quadrangular, furfuraceous-punctate, .96" [2.4 cm] long, single flowered inflorescence with distichous, patent, triangular, conduplicate-concave, keeled, with the laterally flattened, acute keel overtopping the apex, furfuraceous-punctate floral bracts and carrying light yellow colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Nova Guinea 12: 465 J J Smith 1916 drawing fide; PhytoKeys. (61): 47–59.; Four new orchid species from the Lengguru fold belt, West Papua, Indonesia Lina Juswara, André Schuiteman and Vincent Droissart 2016