Triphora amazonica Schltr.1925

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

Full Shade Hot cool Summer EARLYfall

Common Name The Amazonian Triphora

Flower Size

Found in Florida, Sominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, cool to hot growing terrestrial orchid with an erect succulent, terete, green, slightly fractiflex in youth stem clasped by alternating leaf sheaths and arising from an ovoid tuber and carrying 2 to 4, green to yellow green, broadly ovate to reniform, marginally smooth leaves that blooms in the summer through early fall on an erect, terminal, short, single flowered inflorescnece

Synonyms Triphora latifolia G.M.Luer 1969

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora Brasilica Vol XII I Hoehne 1940; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as T latifolium; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000

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