Taeniophyllum - Blume
A palaeotropic genus of 120-150 species of tiny epiphytes without leaves, Taeniophyllum is represented in India by 8 species . Two species are found in Kerala .
1. Taeniophyllum alwisii Lindl. , J. Linn. Soc. Bot. 3: 42 . J.D. Hook . 1890: 76; J.D. Hook . in Trimen 1898: 203; Jayaweera in Dassanayake & Fosberg 1981 : 283 ; Seidenfaden in Matthew 1983: 1603.
Lindley described this species after a drawing sent by Thwaites from Sri Lanka .
Occurrence : Wayanad District.
Distribution : South India (Kerala , Tamil Nadu) and Sri Lanka .
2. Taeniophyllum scaberulum J.D. Hook., Fl. Brit. Ind. 6 : 77. 1890; Fischer in Gamble 1928: 1448; Rajesh , Augustine & Sasidharan 1997 : 43.
Hooker used Rev. Edmund Johnson's collection from ' Cottayam ' made in 1840 for describing this species which was long lost. It was rediscovered recently from Periyar Tiger Reserve (Rajesh et al. 1997).
Occurrence : Idukki district .
Distribution : Local Endemic (Kerala).
There is an unconfirmed report of its occurrence in Nepal .
Orchid Kerala India - Conceived, Crafted and Cared for by Jithin & Sinu.