Dendrophylax alcoa Dod 1983 Photo by Uluwehi Knecht and his Flickr orchid Photo Website

Plant and Flower Photo by Mikael Karlbom and his Flickr orchid Photo Website

Partial Shade Cool LATERFall EARLIERWinter

Common Name The Very Delicate Dendrophylax

Flower Size .14" [3.5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in Las Abejas in the Sierra de Baoruco and in Cuba in broadleafed florests at elevations around 1300 to 1500 meters as a small sized, cool growing leafless epiphyte with out leaves and an insignificant stem with numerous, gray-tan, fasciculate, to 12" [30 cm] long roots that blooms in the later fall and earlier winter on 1 to 3, fasciculate, sparsely tuberculate, filiform, rarely branched, subfractiflex, distichous, successively single, laxly up to 2 open at once, to many flowered inflorescence with verrucose, truncate floral bracts and carrying resupinate, yellow flowers.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014