Tainia marmorata (J.J.Sm.) J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008 Drawing by Turner


Common Name The Marbled Tainia [refers to the leaves]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in Sulawesi at elevations around 700 meters in humid soils as a small sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short stem carrying a single, erect, elliptic, acute to acuminate, margin slightly undulate, thin, plicate, 11 to 19 veined, marbled, gradually narrowing below into the purple petiolate base leaf that blooms in the lae fall and early winter on a basal, erect, peduncle 4.8 to 8" [12 to 20 cm] long, with 4 to 6 bracts, 7 to 9.8" [17.5 to 24.5 cm] long overall, rachis 1.8 to 2.2" [4.5 to 5.5 cm] long, 2 to 5 flowered inflorescence with patent to spreading, floral bracts and carrying olove green flowers with the adaxial side of the lip and column spotted with purple.

Synonyms Mischobulbum marmoratum (J.J.Sm.) H.Turner 1992; *Tainia papuana var. marmorata J.J.Sm. 1933

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list, IPNI Orchid Monographs Vol 6 H Turner 1992 as Ania marmoratum drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid J. 2: 54 J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008 drawing fide