Tainia speciosa Blume 1825


Plant and Flowers in situ Cameron Highlands Malaysia

Photo by David Kuehn

Common Name The Outstanding Tainia

Flower Size 4" [10 cm]

Found in Thailand, penninsular Malaysia, Java, Sumatra and Borneo at elevations around 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with glossy, rectangular, sheathed pseudobulbs carrying a single, apical, plicate, petiolate, fleshy, ovate-lanceolate leaf that blooms on an erect, basal, 18" [45 cm] long, several [4 to 12] flowered inflorescence occuring in the fall and winter.

Synonyms Eria speciosa (Blume) Rchb.f. 1861; Mitopetalum speciosum (Blume) Blume 1828

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandai Rchb.f 1857; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915; Flora of Malaya Vol 1 Holttum 1957; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 drawing fide; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 drawing fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 photo ok; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001; Orchids of Sarawak Beaman, Wood & Beaman etal 2001; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 1 O'Byrne 2001 photo hmm; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing/photo fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015;