Taeniophyllum malianum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Rhynchanthera Schlechter

Plant and Flowers

Another Flower Photo by Wolfgang H. Bandisch. Photo by Peter O'Byrne Copyright 1998, 1999 All rights reserved. And his Papua & New Guinea Orchid Species site

Type Drawing

Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Common Name The Mali River Taeniophyllum [River in New Guinea] - In Australia The Tangled Ribbonroot

Flower Size 1/2"+ [1.4 cm]

Found from New Guinea, Solomon Island and Queensland Australia as a small, hot growing leafless epiphyte at elevations of 80 to 150 meters on small twigs as a tangled mass that is perched in the upper levels of tall trees where they get bright light and bloom on a horizontal 2" [5 cm] long, several [15] flowered inflorescence with them opening in succession one by one on a extending compressed rhachis with 3 persistant bracts and nonresupinate, ephemeral, nocturnally fragrant flowers all occuring at any time of the year.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1914/1985 drawing fide; The Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing fide; Lowland Orchids of of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Byrne 1994 as T aff malianum drawing/photo fide; Native Orchids of Australia Jones 2006 photo fide; Flora Malesia Orchids of New Guinea Vol V 2008;