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Taeniophyllum biocellatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Vandeae
Subtribe: Aeridinae
Genus: Taeniophyllum
  • Alwisia Thwaites ex Lindl.
  • Cryptorchis Makino
  • Ankylocheilos Summerh.

Taeniophyllum is a genus of flowering plants from the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is a large genus with almost 200 known species. Most of them are native to Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Indochina, etc) but with other species in China, Japan, the Indian Subcontinent, central Africa, Australia, and various islands of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is particular in having photosynthetic roots and no leaves.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. ^ Berg Pana, H. 2005. Handbuch der Orchideen-Namen. Dictionary of Orchid Names. Dizionario dei nomi delle orchidee. Ulmer, Stuttgart
  3. ^ Flora of China v 25 p 444, 带叶兰属 dai ye lan shu, Taeniophyllum Blume, Bijdr. 355. 1825.

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