Tetramicra malpighiarum J.A.Hern. & M.A.Díaz 2000

Photo by © Luis A Borges and Orchidstudium Website


Common Name The Malpighia Tetramicra [Shrubs that support this species and occur in Cuba]

Flower Size .5" [1.25 cm]

Found in Cuba on malpighia bushes at elevations below 200 meters as a small sized, hot growing epiphyte with inconspicuous stems carrying 2 to 7, basal, fleshy, erect to falciform, canaliculate below, conduplicate to subcylindric above, fleshy, acute leaves that blooms in the later spring on a filiform, erect, sparsely bracteate, to 3.6" [9 cm] long, simple to sparsely branched, 1 to 4 flowered inflorescence with thin, acuiminate, ovate floral bracts


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Orchids of Cuba LLamacho and Larramendi 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #8 2006 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #6 2016 photo fide;