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Tainia

Tainia bicornis plate
Tainia bicornis plate from
Edwards's Botanical Register, volume 30

Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Tribe: Arethuseae
SubTribe: Bletiinae
Alliance:
Genus: Tainia
Blume 1825
Type Species
Tainia speciosa


Tainia is a genus of the orchid family (Orchidaceae), comprising of about 30 species.

DistributionEdit

Plants are found from India through China and S.E. Asia to Indonesia

DescriptionEdit

Plants in this genus have long inflorescence with few flowers which have 8 pollinas. They are deciduous terrestrials.

CultureEdit

Plants require shade and cool to warm temperature requirements depending on the species. Plants should be potted in a mix that retain some moisture such as gravel. Medium should be kept moist during growing season. Repotting should be done after flowering.

NamingEdit

The name is derived from its long narrow leaves

SpeciesEdit

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