Tainia elmeri Ames 1912 Photo courtesy of Fred Williams


Common Name Elmer's Tainia [American Orchid Collector and Botanist in the Philippines early to mid 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Found in the Philippines on Luzon Island at elevations of sealevel to 1300 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with slender, pear-shaped pseudobulbs carrying, apical, thin, oblong-lanceolate, slender petiolate base leaves that blooms in the winter and later spring on an erect, 26" [to 65 cm] long, loosely few flowered, racemose inflorescence.

Synonyms Ania elmeri (Ames) Hawkens ex Senghas 1984; Ascotainia elmeri (Ames) Ames 1915; Tainia inamoena Kraenzl. 1921

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Encylopedia of Cultivated Orchids 1965 as Ania elmeri photo fide; Orchidiana Philipiniana Vol 1 Valmayor 1984; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 as Ania elneri drawing fide; Flora Malesiana Orchids of the Philippines Vol I Agoo, Shuiteman and de Vogel 2003;