Triphora hassleriana (Cogn. ex Chodat & Hassl.) Schltr. 1925

Side View of Flower

Photos by Stig Dalstrom


Type Drawing by Dodson and The Swiss Orchid Foundation at the Jany Renz Herbaria Website

Full shade Hot Cool

Common Name Hassler's Triphora

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Puerto Rico, Mexico Ecuador, Argentina and Paraguay in tropical moist forests at elevations of 50 to 1500 meters as a small sized, hot to cool growing, mycotropic terrestrial with fleshy tuber-like roots giving rise to an erect, stem enveloped by 2 to 4, ovate, acute foliaceous sheaths and carrying apcically loosely to 7 flowered inflorescence with foliaceous bracts similar to the sheaths below.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Ecuador No 9 225[1] Garay 1978 drawing fide; Icones Plantarum Tropicarum Plate 348 Dodson 1980 drawing fide; Native Ecuadorian Orchids Vol 5 Dodson 2004 drawing/photo fide; Orchid Genera and Species in Guatemala Archila, Szlachchetko, Chiron, Lipinska, Mystkowska and Bertolini 2018