Tropidia polystachya

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Young palm orchid
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Epidendroideae
Genus: Tropidia
T. polystachya
Binomial name
Tropidia polystachya
(Swartz) Ames
Synonyms [1]
  • Serapias polystachyaSw.
  • Neottia polystachya(Sw.) Sw.
  • Stenorrhynchos polystachyon(Sw.) Spreng.
  • Tomotris polystachya(Sw.) Raf.
  • Chloidia polystachya(Sw.) Rchb.f. in W.G.Walpers
  • Corymborkis polystachya(Sw.) Kuntze

Tropidia polystachya, the young palm orchid, [2] is a species of orchid native to Mexico, Central America, Greater Antilles, Bahamas, Cayman Islands, Florida, Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador (including Galápagos). [1] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9]

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  4. Triphora debilis(Schltr.) Schltr. - southern Mexico, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Panama
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  7. Triphora gentianoides(Sw.) Nutt. ex Ames & Schltr. - Florida, Southern Mexico, Costa Rica, Veenzuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Bahamas, Greater Antilles
  8. Triphora hassleriana(Cogn. ex Chodat & Hassl.) Schltr. - from Mexico to Argentina
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  14. Triphora santamariensisPortalet - Brazil
  15. Triphora surinamensis(Lindl. ex Benth.) Britton - West Indies south to Brazil
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  8. Rhetinantha monacensis(Kraenzl.) M.A.Blanco - Venezuela, Colombia
  9. Rhetinantha neilii(Dodson) M.A.Blanco - Ecuador
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  11. Rhetinantha ophiodens(J.T.Atwood) M.A.Blanco - Bolivia
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  13. Rhetinantha schistostele(Schltr.) M.A.Blanco - Costa Rica
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  1. Cornutia australisMoldenke - Ecuador, Brazil
  2. Cornutia coerulea(Jacq.) Moldenke - Jamaica
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  4. Cornutia obovataUrb. - Puerto Rico
  5. Cornutia odorata(Poepp.) Schauer - Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
  6. Cornutia pubescensC.F.Gaertn. - French Guiana
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