Tainia paucifolia (Breda, Kuhl & Hasselt) J.J.Sm. 1912

Plant and Flowers Photos courtesy of Dr. E.F. de Vogel, André Schuiteman and Jaap Vermeulen and Their Netherlands National Herbarium Website

Fragrance Part ShadeWarm Cool Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Few Leafed Tainia

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Java, Sumatra and Borneo in montane forests and in tall grasslands at elevations of 600 to 1200 meters as a medium sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with terete-conical, carrying 1 or occasionally 2, elliptic to ovate, acuminate, abruptly narrowing below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the spring on a lateral, mid way on the pseudobulb, to 14" to 18" [35 to 45 cm] long, 8 to 15 flowered inflorescence with 3 ovate bracts and narrowly triangular, acute floral bracts with wide open, sometimes fishy smelling flowers

Synonyms Eria paucifolia (Breda, Kuhl & Hasselt) Rchb.f. 1861; Mitopetalum fimbriatum (Teijsm. & Binn.) Miq. 1859; *Octomeria paucifolia Breda, Kuhl & Hasselt 1827; Tainia fimbriata Teijsm. & Binn. 1853; Tainia latilingua Hook.f. 1890

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1857 as T fimbriata; Icones Vol 21 Hooker 1892 as Tainia latilingua drawing fide; Die Orchideen Von Java J.J.Sm. 1905 as T fimbriata syn of T plicata no; Die Orchideen Von Java Figuren Atlas J.J.Smith 1908 drawing not; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Tainia latilingua; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as T latilingua; The Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Woods & Seidenfaden 1992 as Tainia pauciflora drawing/photo fide; Orchids of Java Comber 1990 as Tainia pauciflora; The Orchids of Penninsular Mayasia and Singapore Seidenfaden & Wood 1992 drawing fide; Orchid Monographs Vol 6 Seidenfaden 1992 drawing The Plants of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Orchids Beaman, Wood, Beaman & Beaman 1993 photo fide; A Checklist of the Orchids of Borneo Wood & Cribb 1994; Orchids of Sumatra Comber 2001 photo fide; Orchids of Sarawak Beeman & Wood 2001 photo fide; Malesian Orchid Journal Vol 2 2008 drawing/photo fide; The Orchids of Mount Kinabalu Vol 2 Wood, Beaman, Lamb, Chu Lun and Beaman 2011 drawing fide; Wild Orchids of Penninsular Malaysia Ong, O'Byrne, Yong & Saw 2011 photo fide; A to Z of South East Asian Orchid Species Vol 2 O'Byrne 2011 photo fide