Tetramicra simplex Ames 1923 Sheet by Ames and TheEpidendra Website

Deep ShadeHotWinter Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Simple Tetramica

Flower Size

Found in Cuba on the Isla de Pinos near sea level as a small to medium sized, hot growing terrestrial in white sands on savannahs with short stems carrying 1 to 2, mostly solitary, erect, canaliculate, aciculate leaves that blooms in the winter, spring on an erect, occasionally branched, peduncle, slender, terete, enveloped by sheaths basally, 9.2 to 14.8" [23 to 37 cm] long, rachis 4.8 to 8.8" [12 to 22 cm] long, laxly and successively several, 11 to 24 flowered inflorescence with spreading, ovate to lanceolate, acute to acuminate floral bracts and carrying showy, glabrous flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Schedul. Orch. 6: 77-79 Ames 1923; Catologo Descriptivo de Las Orquideas Cubanas Acuna 1987; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1C lieferung 42 - 43 pg 2626 - 2762 Brieger 2001; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014;