Taeniophyllum glandulosum

Family Orchidaceae
Subfamily Epidendroideae
Tribe Vandeae
Subtribe Aeridinae
Scientific name Taeniophyllum glandulosum Blume
Synonyms Sarcochilus aphyllus Makino; Taeniophyllum aphyllum (Makino) Makino; Taeniophyllum chitouensis S. S. Ying; Taeniophyllum khasianum J. Joseph & Yoganarsimha; Taeniophyllum sciaphilum Schlechter; Taeniophyllum tjibodasanum J. J. Smith; Taeniophyllum usneoides Schlechter; Taeniophyllum viride Carr
Common name (Japanese common name) kumo-chidori (クモラン, 蜘蛛蘭 [meaning: spider orchid])
(English common name) none
Distribution (Japan) Honshu (west of Chiba Prefecture), Shikoku, Kyushu, Okinawa
(Other nations) Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Australia
Habitat Forest.
Chromosomal number unknown.
Description Roots 2-3cm long, 1-2mm wide. Leaves none. Scapes 4-7mm long. Flowers pale green ca. 2mm long, flowering in May  to June. Seeds 4-5mm long. Epiphyte on branch of old trees. Perrenial plants.
Reference Taeniophyllum glandulosum Blume
Taeniophyllum glandulosum Blume
Note  Photo below is that of an orchid which was cultivated by Mr. Shunji Mitsuhashi in his green house.

July 2009
at Mr. Mitsuhashi's green house