Taeniophyllum trachybracteum Schltr. 1912

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

Part shade Warm Cool

Common Name The Rough Bracted Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Sumatra at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte without leaves and much flattened roots that blooms on a thiner than the rachis peduncle, few sheathed, .2 to .32" [5 to 8 mm] long, rachis elongating over time, short to 1.2" [3 cm] long, muricate, fairly dense, successively few several to many flowered inflorescence with triangular, fleshy, much shorter than the ovary floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that the flowers are yellowish with a white lip.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 drawing fide;