Tainia ponggolensis (A.L.Lamb ex H.Turner) J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008

Photo by Anthony Lamb

TYPE Drawing

TYPE Drawing by Turner

Common Name The Batu Punggul Pinnacle Tainia [A mountain in Sabah Borneo]

Flower Size .6" [1.5 cm]

Found in Sabah Borneo at elevations around 400 to 900 meters on limestone peaks rocks as a small sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with single noded, erect, gourd shaped pseudobulbs carrying a single, erect, elliptic, plicate, acuminate, margin not undulate, thin, 51 to 77 veined, liver colored in youth, gradually narrowing below into the purple petiolate base leaf that blooms on a probably lateral, erect, 8.2" [20.5 cm] long, slightly pilose, especially above, peduncle 5.2 to 7" [13 to 17.5 cm] long, purple blotched, with 2 tubular, acute, abaxial surfaces lightly pilose bracts, rachis 1.32" to 2" [3.3 to 5 cm] long, 2 flowered inflorescence with patent, triangular to ovate, acute, abaxial surface pilose, purple floral bracts carrying transluscent yellow segments sometimes having purple spots with a yellow lip sometimes with purple spots and greenish yellow keels.

Synonyms *Ania ponggolensis A.L.Lamb ex H.Turner 1992

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 H Turner 1992 as Ania ponggolensis drawing/photo fide; Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994 as Ania ponggolensis; Orchids of Borneo Vol 4 J J Wood 2003 as Ania ponggolensis drawing fide; Malesian Orchid J. 2: 54 J.J.Wood & A.L.Lamb 2008 drawing fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 15, 2015 ;