Jacquiniella teretifolia (Sw.) Britton & P. Wilson 1926

Photo by © Bogarin and The Epidendra Webpage

Another Flower

Photo by Noble Bashor

Part shadeWarmTo CoolSummer TO Winter

Common Name The Terete-Leafed Jacquiniella

Flower Size 1/2" [about 1.25 cm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Leewards, Puerto Rico, Windwards, Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana and Brazil in dryer cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 2000 meters as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with erect stems that are enveloped by scarious, tubular sheaths below and above have distichous, linear-acicular, terete, conduplicate below into the clasping base leaves that blooms in the summer to winter on a terminal, sessile, one to 2 flowered inflorescence having one or 2 large bracts at the base, and with the flowers held close to the apex of the stem.

Young plants of Epidendrum rothii may be confused at first sight with this species.

Synonyms Briegeria teretifolia [Sw.] Senhas 1980; Cymbidium teretifolium [Sw.] Sw. 1806; Epidendrum subuliferum Schltr. 1918; Epidendrum teres Rchb. f. 1855; *Epidendrum teretifolium Sw. 1788; Epidendrum teretifolium var. powellianum Schltr. 1922; Isochilis teretifolius {Sw.] Lindl. 1831; Jacquiniella teres (Rchb. f.) Hamer & Garay 1974

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Lankester's Epidendra Website CR ; Bonplandia Rchb.f 1855 as Epidendrum teres; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 17: 41. Panama Schlechter 1922 as E teretifolium var powellii; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 45. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E teres; Repert. Sp. Nov. Regni. Veg. Beih. 19: 220. Costa Rica Schlechter 1923 as E teres; The Genus Epidendrum Ames 1936 as Epdiendrum teretifolium; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939 as Epidendrum teretifolium; The Orchids of Panama L.O. Williams & P Allen 1946 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Ceiba Vol 5 No 1 L O Williams 1956 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Venezuelan Orchids Illustrated Vol 1 Dunsterville & Garay 1959 as Epidendrum teretifolium drawing ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 5 1961 as Epidendrum teretifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 30 No 9 1961 as Epidendrum teretifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 33 #8 1964 AS Epidendrum teretifolium ; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 No 6 1969 as Epidendrum teretifolium; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 3 1970 as Epidendrum teretifolium drawing ok; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 drawing fide; Las Orquedias De El Salvador Vol 2 Hamer 1974 as J teres drawing/photo good; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977 as Dressleriella teretifolium; AOS Bulletin Vol 48 No 5 1979; Orquídea (Mexico City), n.s., 7[3]: 1979; Orchids of Venezuela An Illustrated Field Guide Vol 2 Dunsterville & Garay 1979 drawing ok; Las Orquedias de El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as J teres drawing hmm; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 792 Dodson 1982 as Jaquiniella teres drawing fide; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1538 Atwood 1984 drawing fide; The Orchids of Surinam Werkhoven 1986; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as J teres drawing fide; Native Colombian Orchids Vol 5 COS 1994 photo fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchids of Venezuela [An illustrated field guide] Vol. 2 Ramiro and Carnevali 2000 drawing ok; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 as Briegeria teretifolia; Orquideas Nativas del Tachira Cesar Fernandez 2003 photo fide; Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana Vol 7 Steyermark, Berry, Yatskievych and Holst 2003 drawing ok; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Vanishing Beauty, Native Costa Rican Orchids Vol 1 Pupulin 2005 photo fide; Icones Orchidacearum 13 Plate 1381 Hagsater & Dodson 2010 See Recognition section; Orchidees Du Bresil As Orchideas da Serra Do Castello Vol 3 Chiron & Bolsanello 2013 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018; Lankesteriana 19(1). 31 - 55 2019 photo fide; Orchids A Colombian Treasure Vol 3 Ortiz & Uribe 2019 drawing/photo fide