Basiphyllara corallicola (Small) Ames 1924

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Found in Florida USA, Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba in thick litter of lowland, broadleafed forests and thickets at elevations of 100 to 750 meters as a small to medium sized, hot to warm growing terrestrial with tuberous, subterranean, ellipsoid-conical, horizontally flattened stems carrying a single, linear to narrowly elliptic leaf that blooms in the later summer through spring on a terminal, erect, sometimes branched, solitary, 7.6 to 10.4" [19 to 26 cm] long, 1 to 5 flowered inflorescence with lanceolate floral bracts and carrying often cleistogamous flowers

Synonyms Basiphyllaea angustifolia Schltr. 1925; *Carteria corallicola Small 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase & Rasmussen 2005; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014