Taeniophyllum xerophilum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Codonosiphon SECTION Sepalocodon Schlechter

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

Part shade Hot Spring

Common Name The Dry Loving Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in New Guinea on tree in savannahs at elevations around 150 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing epiphyte that blooms in the spring on a thin peduncle, glabrous, .4" [1 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence with triangular, minute floral bracts.

Schlechter stated that this plant is the smallest within New Guinea and possibly the genus and the flowers are yellow green.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *The Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 drawing fide;