Tainia angustifolia (Lindl.) Benth. & Hook.f. 1883

Plant in situ

Plant with tubers and Flowers

Photos by Pierre Bonnet from the Orchis project website

Plant and Flowers in situ Thailand Photo courtesy of David Kuehn


Common Name The Narrow-Leafed Tainia -In China Xia Ye Dai Chun Lan

Flower Size 1.5" [3.75 cm]

Found in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Yunnan province of China and Vietnam on stony, humus rich soils in sparse woods at elevations of 500 to 1300 meters as a miniature to small sized warm to cool growing epiphyte with a chain of underground, globose to ellipsoid tubers giving rise to an erect, to 12" [30 cm] long, few flowered inflorescence occuring in the late summer and fall.

Synonyms *Ania angustifolia Lindl. 1831; Ascotainia angustifolia (Lindl.) Schltr. 1919; Ascotainia sutepensis Rolfe ex Downie 1925; Eulophia evrardii Guillaumin 1930; Mitopetalum angustifolium Blume 1856; Nephelaphyllum evrardii (Guillaumin) Tang & F.T.Wang 1951; Pachystoma angustifolium Rchb.f. 1857; Tainia sutepensis (Rolfe ex Downie) Seidenf. & Smitinand 1959

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Burma Grant 1895/1995; The Orchids of Thailand Seidenfaden & Smitinand 1959 as T sutupensis; The Orchids of Thailand Seidefaden & Smitnand 1965 corrections as T sutepensis drawing fide; Die Orchideen Band 3 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas Liferung #14 820 - 880 1984 as Ania angustifolia; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Ania angustifolia drawing fide; Identification of the Orchids [Orchidaceae Juss.] Vietnam Averyanov 1994; Wild Orchids of China Tsi, Chen Mori 1997 as Ania angustifolia; Native Orchids of China in Colour Singchi, Zhanhuo and Yibo 1999 photo fide; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2001 photo hmm; A field Guide to the Wild Orchids of Thailand Vaddhanaphuti 2005 photo good; A Field Guide to the Orchids of China Singchi, Zhongjian, Yibo, Xiaohua and Zhanhuo 2009 photo ok; Flora of China Vol 25 Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2009; Flora of China Vol 25 Illustrations Zhengyi, Raven & Deyuan 2010 drawing fide; The Wild Orchids in Yunnan Xu Xiang Ye & Liu 2010 as Ania angustifolia photos fide; Atlas of Native Orchids of China Vol 2 Jin Xiaohua, Li Jianwu and Ye Deping 2019 as Ania angustifolia photo fide;