Basiphyllaea carabiaiana (L.O.Williams) Sosa & M.A.Díaz 2001

Photo by © Blanco Reyes and The EcuRed Website


Common Name

Flower Size small

Found in Cuba in thick litter of moist pine forests and thickets at elevations of 50 to 350 meters as a medium sized, hot growing terrestrial with tuberous, subterranean, ellipsoid-conical, horizontally flattened stems carrying a single, usually absent at flowering, linear to narrowly elliptic leaf that blooms in the late spring through mid fall on a terminal, erect, racemose, solitary, climbing over vegetation, 20 to 24" [50 to 60 cm] long, 5 to 12 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate floral bracts

Synonyms *Bletia carabiaiana L.O.Williams 1942

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 15 881 - 944 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1984 as B carabiana; The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol IV Withner 1996 as T montechristensis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Bletia carabiana; The OPrchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014