Dendrophylax barrettiae Fawc. & Rendle 1909

Photo by Marc Flandre

Plant and Flower

Photo by Tuang Luong and His Terra Gallery Website

FragrancePart shadeHotWarm SummerFall

Common Name Barrett's Dendrophylax - Barrett's Ghost Orchid [English Orchid Enthusiast in Jamaica late 1800's early 1900's]

Flower Size .4" [1 cm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica in xerophytic coastal thickets and broadleaf limestone forests at elevations of sea level to 950 meters as a miniature to small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with flattened gray-green roots that blooms mostly in the summer through fall on 2 to 7, racemose, filiform, 1" [2.5 cm] long, successively single, to 12 flowered inflorescence with broadly ovate, basally tubular, acuminate floral bracts and carrying a single nonresupinate, fragrant flower

Synonyms Campylocentrum ariza-juliae Ames 1938

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985; Orchid Digest Vol 57 Vol 4 1993 as Aphyllous Caribbean species photo fide; Orchids of Jamaica Tobisch & Gloudon 1995 photo ok; Orchids of Puerto Rico Ackerman 1995 as Syn ofCampylocentrum micranthum; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Campylocentrum ariza-juliae; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho, Larrimendi 2005 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 photo fide; Orquideas de la Republica Dominicana and Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 82 #12 2013 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014