!Basiphyllaea sarcophylla (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1921

Plant in Situ Cuba

Tubers and leaf Photos by ?Manuel Alejandro Soto Calvo and his Facebook page

Deep shade

Common Name The Fleshy Leaved Basiphyllaea

Flower Size

Found in Cuba as a terrestrial with oblong-elongate tubers giving rise to a prostrate, broadly elliptic, acute, fleshy, keeled leaf that blooms on an erect, terminal, few flowered inflorescence.

Synonyms Bletia platyphylla Rchb.f. ex Griseb. 1866; *Bletia sarcophylla Rchb.f. 1865; Tetramicra platyphylla Griseb. 1866; Tetramicra sarcophylla (Rchb.f.) Cogn 1910


W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Basiphyllaea platyphylla;