Triphora nitida (Schltr.) Schltr. 1921

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Common Name or Meaning The Shining Triphora

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Costa Rica in wet forests at elevations around 300 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot growing terrestrial with an herb-like, erect stem carrying a single, ovate, subacute, slightly undulate margined, sessile and basally clasping below into the base leaf that blooms in the winter on an erect, loosely 4 to 5 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Pogonia nitida Schltr. 1918

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2 36(2): 373-374. Schlechter 1918 as Pogonia nitida;

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