Triphora yucatanensis Ames 1922 Photo by Mark Larocque

Warm Cool Summer

Common Name The Yucatan Triphora

Flower Size .2" [.5 cm]

Found in north central Florida and in southeastern Mexico as a miniature to small sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a cylindric tuber giving rise to a green suffused with purple, succulent, erect, terete stem enveloped by leafless and leaf bearing sheaths carrying 3 to 10, dark green, broadly ovate to cordate, undulate marginally leaves that bloom in the summer on a pale yellow, racemose, erect, short, 1 to 8 flowered inflorescence arising from the axils of the upper leaves

CAUTION I have no real way of verifying this determination so please use with caution.

Synonyms Pogonia yucatanensis (Ames) L.O.Williams 1951; Triphora rickettii Luer 1966

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , The Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as T rickettii drawing ok