Tetramicra montecristensis H.Dietr. 1984

Photo by Karl Senghas and Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria

Common Name The Pinar de Monte Cristi Tetramicra

Flower Size .61" [1.6 cm]

Found in Cuba as a small to medium sized epi-lithophyte with erect, remote, short stems carrying 2 to 4, rigid, fleshy, subfalcate, subulate, acute leaves that blooms on a terminal, slender, long, laxly, successively 16 flowered inflorescence with membraneous, triangular-ovate, acute floral bracts.

CAUTION Many references including Kew place this species as synonomous with T ekmanii, I have kept them separate pending better references.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 as T montechristensis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001;