Triphora debilis (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921

Photo by Robin Foster and The Neotropical Live Plant Photos Website

Full shade hot Cool LATE spring summer

Common Name or Meaning The Weak Triphora

Flower Size 1.2" [3 cm]

Found in southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica and Panama in wet and very wet forests at elevations of 400 to 1800 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to cool growing Mycoheterotrophic terrestrial with erect stems carrying a few, triangular-cordate, acute, shortly cuneate base leaves, that blooms in the late spring and summer on an axillary, terminal, 1 to few flowered inflorescence carrying white flowers with purple rays

Synonyms *Pogonia debilis Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol 3 Hammel, Grayum, Herrera and Zamora 2003; The Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto etal 2005 photo fide; LANKESTERIANA 14(2): 115121. Vega, Cetzal, Mo, Germer and Soler 2014 photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018