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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4300

Tapeinochilos dahlii

OLD NAME: Tapeinochilos dahlii

NEW NAME: Tapeinochilos dahlii


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tapeinochilos dahlii K.Schum.

STATUS : accepted

CONTINENT: Malanesian

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Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a terminal flowering species with recurved bracts, dark red, aging grey to black, apex obtuse or rounded-apiculate, margins toward apex not inflexed. Bract apex obtuse, not pungent. Anterior calyx-lobe very small, 2-4 by 2-3 mm, capsule with 50-75 seeds per fruit, labellum 8-9 mm long, floral tube 14-17 mm long, endemic to the Bismarck Archipelago.

This species is also at Lyon Arboretum in Hawaii. Ray Baker's PDF file may be seen at the Heliconia Society International website HERE.

Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics in Australia
"Rare and incredibly unusual black flowering backscratcher with attractive bamboo like stems. Flowers can last up to a year on the plant and are great as cut flower"

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Tapeinochilos dahlii (Photo by Bruce Dunstan) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 603 Accession# R0
Tapeinochilos dahlii (Photo by Bruce Dunstan)