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

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MID THROUGH

Common Name

Flower Size small

Found in Cuba in rocky serpentine soils in pinelands forests at elevations of 700 to 1000 meters as a large to giant sized, warm growing terrestrial with tuberous, subterranean, conical, horizontally flattened stems carrying a single, usually present at flowering, linear to linear-lanceolate, acute leaf that blooms in the mid fall through winter on a terminal, erect becoming vinelike when in contact with surrounding vegetation, solitary, successively 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate floral bracts.

Synonyms *Bletia volubilis M.A.Díaz 1988 publ. 1989

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005 drawing; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014

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