Tainia longiscapa (Seidenf.) J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008

Plant and Flowers in situ Vietnam Photos by Leonid Averyanov and The H?i Hoa Lan Vi?t Nam Website

Common Name The Long Inflorescence Tainia

Flower Size 1.4" [3.5 cm]

Found in the Chinese Himalayas, southern Yunnan province of China, Thailand and Vietnam as a small sized terrestrial with a strongly 4 angled pseudobulb carrying a single, apcial, erect, broadly ovate, acute to slightly acuminate, somewhat fleshy leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, peduncel 10 to 14" [25 t o35 cm] long, 3 bracted, rachis to 3.2" [8 cm] long, 6 to 8 flowered inflorescence with aptent, floral bracts.

Synonyms *Mischobulbum longiscapum Seidenf. 1992; Mischobulbum ovifolium (Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen) Aver. 2003; Tainia ovifolia Z.H.Tsi & S.C.Chen 1994

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing fide; *Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 pg 54 Wood & Lamb 2008;