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Degranvillea dermaptera

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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
Order: Asparagales
Family:Orchidaceae
Subfamily: Orchidoideae
Tribe: Cranichideae
SubTribe: Spiranthinae
Genus: Degranvillea
Species: D. dermaptera
Alliance:
Binomial name
Degranvillea dermaptera
Determann 1985


Degranvillea dermaptera is a plant of the family Orchidaceae and the genus Degranvillea

DistributionEdit

Plant is found in the thin humus layer of the dry forest in French Guiana at elevations around 630 meters

DescriptionEdit

Plant blooms with around four 5mm wide flowers. The plant is a saprophytic orchid.

CultureEdit

NamingEdit

Common name: Dermaptera Degranvillea

Etymology: Name after Dermaptera the insect order which the earwig belong to, because of the of the similarities of the labellar appendages.

ReferencesEdit

  • Determann, Ronald O.. American Orchid Society Bulletin February 1985. Degranvillea -A New Orchid Genus From French Guiana 54(1985): 174.

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