Taeniophyllum retrospiculatum (King & Pantl.) King & Pantl.1898 SUBGENUS Codonosepalum SECTION Sepalocodon


Plant and Flowers

Photos by André Schuiteman, Dr. E.F. de Vogel and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website. and Flora Malesiana Vol III

Part Sun Cool Cold LATE Spring

Common Name The Back-Bent Inflorescence Taeniophyllum

Flower Size .15" [4 mm]

Found in Yunnan province of China, the eastern Himalayas and Laos on mossy tree trunks at elevations of 1300 to 2400 meters as a miniature sized, cool to cold growing epiphyte with flattened, grey-green roots giving rise in the late spring to short, 1 to 2 flowered, glandular pubescent inflorescence with a few distant sheaths and lanceolate acute floral bracts with successively single flowers

Synonyms *Sarcanthus retrospiculatum King & Pantl. 1896

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Sikkim-Himalaya Part 1 King & Pantling 1898 drawing fide; The Orchids of India, a Guide to Identification and Culture Vol 2 Pradhan 1979 drawing good; The Orchids of Bhutan Pearce & Cribb 2002 drawing fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007 drawing ok; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 photo hmm; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 photo hmm;