Taeniophyllum latipetalum Schltr. 1913 SUBGENUS Taeniophyllum SECTION Trachyrachis Schlechter
TYPE Drawing by © Schlechter and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website
Common Name The Broad Petal Taeniophyllum
Found in New Guinea and the Solomon Islands on trees in montane forests at elevations up to 1200 meters as a small sized, cool growing epiphyte without leaves, that blooms in the late fall and early winter on a spiralling, densely muricate-hispid, 2.4 to 8" [6 to 30 cm] long, densely successively, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts.
Schlechter stated that the flowers are pale yellow with golden yellow tips. This species, T clavatum, T quaquaversum and T robustum are unique in the genus by the spiralling inflorescence
References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Orchidaceae of German New Guinea Schlechter 1913 drawing fide; Orchids of the Solomon Islands and Bougainville Lewis & Cribb 1991 drawing good