Tainia papuana J.J.Sm. 1910 Type Drawing by Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Warm FallWinter

Common Name The Papuan Tainia

Flower Size

Found in the New Guinea and the Solomon Islands at elevations around 450 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a decumbent rhizome giving rise to petioliform, terete, glabrous, slightly tapering towards the apex pseudobulbs carrying a single, broadly cordate-ovate, acuminate, glabrous leaf that blooms in the fall and winter on an erect, basally thick, terete, glabrous, to 7.2" [18 cm] long, rachis to 2" [5 cm] long, subsecund, laxly few [2 to 5] flowered inflorescence with narrowly lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.

Synonyms Mischobulbum lancilabium Schltr. 1911; Mischobulbum papuanum (J.J.Sm.) Schltr. 1911

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Mischobulbum lancilabium Drawing fide; Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1911 as Mischobulbum papuanum; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Mischobulbum papuanum drawing fide

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