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Orchid Species: Tetramicra canaliculata

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)

Tetramicra canaliculata is an orchid species identified by (Aubl.) Urb. in 1918.
Genus
Tetramicra (Ttma.)
Grex
canaliculata
(name currently accepted by Kew)
Parents
Species
Author
(Aubl.) Urb.
Year
1918
ORIGIN: Found in Florida, Bahamas, Dominican Republic and Haiti.

DESCRIPTION: Small sized, warm growing, lithophytic or epiphytic found in lowland scrub at the base of rosemary bushes or on rocky hillsides among limestone in full sun with sticklike short stems enveloped basally by imbricate, papery sheaths carrying 2 to 5 distichous, fleshy, semi-terete, linear-subulate, acute, channeled leaves and blooms on a 2'4 [70 cm] long, slender, racemose, few [to 8] flowered inflorescence that has several sheaths and ovate, acute bracts and the apically located, flowers opening in succession with up to 4 open at a time, all occurring in late spring and summer with slightly fragrant, showy flowers.

FLOWER SIZE: 1 inch [2.5 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Tetramicra Ttma elegans 1910 (Ham.) Cogn. in I.Urban
Add+ Epidendrum Epi canaliculatum 1810 (Aubl.) Poir. in J.B.A.M.de Lamarck
Add+ Epidendrum Epi subaequale 1879 Eggers
Add+ Tetramicra Ttma rigida 1831 (Willd.) Lindl.
Add+ Brassavola B elegans 1831 (Ham.) Hook.
Add+ Bletia Bletia rigida 1862 (Willd.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bletia Bletia schomburgkii 1862 Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
Add+ Bletia Bletia subaequalis 1886 (Eggers) Rchb.f.
Add+ Cyrtopodium Cyrt elegans 1825 Ham.
Add+ Oncidium Onc elegans 1854 (Ham.) Beer
Add+ Tetramicra Ttma schomburgkii 1889 (Rchb.f.) Rolfe
Add+ Brassavola B rigida 1909 (Willd.) Bold.
Add+ Cymbidium Cym rigidum 1806 Z.J.Liu & S.C.Chen
Add+ Limodorum Limo canaliculatum 1775 Aubl.
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