Taeniophyllum giriwoense J.J.Sm. 1914 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Loboglossum Schlechter

TYPE Drawing J J Smith

Part Shade Hot Winter

Common Name or Meaning The Giriwo Taeniophyllum

Flower Size

Found in Papua New Guinea in lowland forest as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with a very short leafless stem giving rise to numerous, elongated, linear, flattened, 12" {30 cm] longroots that blooms in the winter on many, erect, peduncle filiform, glabrous 1.2 to 1.48" [3 to 3.7 cm] long, at about one third above the base with a small, short, tubular, obtuse, apiculate scale, rachis probably short, with short, glabrous internodes, to 8 flowered inflorescence with distichous, patent, overlapping, clasping the rachis, broadly ovate-triangular, acuminate, acute, concave floral bracts and carrying small, somewhat fleshy flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Bull. Jard. Bot. Buitenzorg, ser 2, 13: 74 J J Smith 1914 drawing fide;