Taeniophyllum whistleri P.J.Cribb in P.J.Cribb & W.A.Whistler 1996 TYPE Drawing by Whistler & Cribb 1996

Part Shade Hot

Common Name Whistler's Taeniophyllum [American Botanist specializing in the Pacific Islands]

Flower Size minute

Found in Samoa in lowland and montane forests on tree trunks at elevations of sealevel to 580 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with many appressed to the substrate and free and pendulous roots that blooms on a unbranched, peduncle filiform, glabrous, 1 to 3.2" [2.5 to 8 cm] long overall, rachis to .2 to .64" [.5 to 1.6 cm] long, fractflex, many flowered inflorescence with ovate acute bracts carrying greenish yellow to creamy white colored flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchids of Samoa Cribb & Whistler 1996 drawing fide;