Tetramicra bulbosa Mansf. 1926 Photo by Lourens Grobler

Part Sun Hot

Common Name The Bulb-Shaped Tetramicra

Flower Size 3/4" [2 cm]

Found in Cuba?, Jamaica, Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations around 50 to 150 meters as a small to medium sized, hot growing lithophyte on limestone karst outcroppings in full sun with significantly thickened almost pseudobulbous stems carrying 2 to 3, apical, erect, fleshy, slightly compressed, acute, linear-ligulate, rough margined leaves that blooms on a terminal, slender, to 14" [35 cm] long, few to several flowered, racemose inflorescence enveloped by a few acute sheaths and has ovate, obtuse floral bracts,


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 9 513 - 576 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1977; The Cattleyas and Their relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001 photo fide; A Compendium of Miniature Orchid Species Vol 2 Parsons & Gerritson 2013 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014