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Orchid Species: Triphora trianthophoros

(This name is currently accepted by Kew.)
Triphora trianthophoros is an orchid species identified by (Sw.) Rydb. in N.L.Britton in 1901.
Triphora (Trip.)
(name currently accepted by Kew)
(Sw.) Rydb. in N.L.Britton
ORIGIN: Found in southeastern Canada & eastern United states to Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Panama at elevations up to 1600 meters.

DESCRIPTION: Miniature to small sized, cool to warm growing terrestrial orchid with an erect stem carrying 2 to 8, broadly ovate to cordate, dark green with a purple cast or as in the forma rossii the stems and leaves are white, pink and yellow and blooms in the mid summer through late fall on an erect, axillary, 1 to 25 nodding flowered inflorescence.

FLOWER SIZE: 0.4 to 0.8 inches [1 to 2 cm] -- information provided by Jay Pfahl, author of the Internet Orchid Species Encyclopedia (IOSPE).
Other Names
Genus Name Genus Grex Name Year Author
Add+ Pogonia Pog mexicana 1891 S.Watson
Add+ Pogonia Pog trianthophora 1888 (Sw.) Britton
Add+ Triphora Trip mexicana 1921 (S.Watson) Schltr.
Add+ Triphora Trip pendula 1818 (Muhl. ex Willd.) Nutt.
Add+ Arethusa Aret trianthophoros 1800 Sw.
Add+ Arethusa Aret pendula 1805 Muhl. ex Willd.
Add+ Pogonia Pog trianthophoros 1888 (Sw.) Britton
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