Tainia obpandurata H.Turner 1992

Drawing by Turner

Common Name The Reverse Lute Shaped Tainia [refers to the lip shape]

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in northern Sumatra and northern Borneo in montane rainforests at elevations around 500 to 1000 meters as a small to medium sized, warm growing terrestrial with a short purple stem carrying a single, erect, elliptic, acuminate, margin not undulate, thin, plicate, 25 to 45 veined, gradually narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring and summer on a terminal, erect, peduncle 6 to 12.8" [15 to 32 cm] long, with 3 to 4 bracts, 10.4 to 13.8" [26 to 34.5 cm] long overall, rachis 2.8 to 7.32" [7 to 18.3 cm] long, 5 to 16 flowered inflorescence with patent, triangular floral bracts and carrying simultaneously opening, pale greenish flowers streaked with purple.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 H Turner 1992 drawing/photo fide; Malesian Orchid J. 2: 54 J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15 P.O'Byrne 2015;