Triphora amazonica Schltr.1925

Photo by Dalton Holland Baptista

White Florida Form Plant and Flower

White Florida Form Floral detail

Photos by Carl Luer

Full Shade Hot cool Summer EARLYfall

Common Name The Amazonian Triphora

Flower Size .16" [4 mm] wide

Found in Florida, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, French Guiana, Surinam and Brazil as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool 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; AOS Bulletin Vol 38 #10 1969 as T latifolia photo/drawing fide; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as T latifolium photos ; Orchidaceae Brasilenses Band 1 Pabst & Dungs 1975 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 15 No 2 2000