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 rhizome 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 ; *Taiwania, 54(4): 323-333, Newly Discovered Native Orchids of Taiwan (III) Tsan-Piao Lin and Wei-Min Lin 2009 photo fide; The Wild Orchids of Taiwan An Illustrated Guide Lin & Wang 2014 photo fide