Taeniophyllum trichopus Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

Side View of Flower

Plant Photos courtesy of André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Type drawing

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

Common Name The Hair-Shaped Column Foot Taeniophyllum

Flower Size 1/2" [1.25 cm]

Found in New Guinea in lower montane forests at elevations of 100 to 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing leafless epiphyte with flattened, flexuous, to 20" [to 50 cm] long roots radiating from a central nexus and blooming in the spring on an erect, racemose, distichous, 1.4 to 4" [3.5 to 10 cm] long, rather densely 10 to 20 flowered inflorescence with successively opening, glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 23 1393 - 1456 Brieger 1990 darwing fide; Lowland Orchids of Papua New Guinea O'Byrne 1994 as T aff trichopus drawing ok; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;