Tetramicra riparia Vale, Sánchez-Abad & L.Navarro 2012 Photo by © Vale, Sánchez-Abad & L.Navarro and The Epidendra Website

Part sunHot Winter

Common Name The Riparian Tetramicra [refers to its being found near rivers and streams]

Flower Size .4 to .68" [1 to 1.7 cm]

Found in Guantanamo Province of Cuba along the soutrhern side of a river at elevations around 56 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot growing caespitose to repent, rupicolous to terrestrial with terete, cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying 1 to [2] 4, apical, dark green, sometimes purplish green to purple where sunny, distichous, articulate, sucxculent, rugose, conduplicate, erose-denticulate, ligulate to narrowly elliptical, acute to acuminate leaves that blooms in the winter on a terminal, erect, slender, [9 to 23 cm] long, successively single, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with the tiny, resupinate flowers spirally arranged.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Systematic Botany 37(4): 883-892. Vale, Sánchez-Abad & L.Navarro 2012 A New Species of Tetramicra (Orchidaceae: Laeliinae) from Baracoa, Eastern Cuba Photo/drawing fide; Orchid Digest Vol 77 #2 2013 photo fide;