Tainia caterva T.P.Lin & W.M.Lin 2009

Plant and Flowers in situ Taiwan Photos by © Weitlian and The News 100 Website


Common Name The ? Tainia - In Taiwan Bat-hoe-to-koan-lān

Flower Size .88 to 1" [2.2 to 2.5 cm]

Found in northern Taiwan in broadleaved forests at elevations around 800 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short rhisome giving rise to close set, elongate-ovoid to nearly cylindrical, glabrous, dark purple pseudobulbs carrying elongate-elliptic, chartaceous, dark green, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the later spring on an erect, arising from the rhizome, 12 to 12.8" [30 to 32 cm] long, densely 16 to 28 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide