Tainia bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1857 Photo by Rik and The Orchids Online Australia Website

Drawing Photo by Miss Drake and The Wikipedia Website

Part shade Warm Cool LATERwinter

Common Name The Two-Horned Tainia [refers to the 2 horns at the apex of the column]

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Java in high evergreen forets at elevations of 900 to 1300 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with cylindrical, basally swollen psedobulbs carrying a single, apical, broadly elliptic, acuminate, thin, 3 thickened veined, petiolate base leaf that blooms in the later winter on an erect, terminal, peduncle 4 bracted, 12.4 to 33" [31 to 37.5 cm] long, 18 to 24" [45 to 60 cm] long overall, rachis 3.2 to 12" [8 to 30 cm] long, 10 to 17 flowered inflorescence with patent to spreading, triangular floral bracts and carrying wide spreasing, mostly simultaneously opening flowers.

Synonyms *Ania bicornis Lindl. 1842; Ania latifolia Wight 1844; Eria bicornis (Lindl.) Rchb.f. 1861; Eria wightii (Blume) Rchb.f. 1861; Mitopetalum bicorne (Lindl.) Blume 1856; Mitopetalum wightii Blume 1856;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Atlas des Orchidees Cultivees Constantin 1920 drawing good; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections drawing fide; A Revised Handbook to the Flora of Ceylon Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Ania bicornis; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo fide; The Orchids of India A Glimpse Misra 2007