Triphora craigheadii Luer 1966

Photo by Prem Subrahmanyam and Florida Native Orchids Website

Common Name Craighead's Triphora [Entomologist and Biologist at Everglades National Park 1900's]

Flower Size 1/4"

Found in WC Florida at low elevations as a mini-miniature sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial or occasional lithophyte with a subterranean corm giving rise to an erect, purplish, succulent stem carrying 1 to 4, dark green above, deep purple beneath, margins undulate, broadly ovate to cordate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect, racemose, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 Photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 44 #5 1975 photo fide;