Dendrophylax gracilis (Cogn.) Garay 1969 Photo by Greg Allikas

FragrancePart shadeHotWarm Fall

Common Name The Graceful Dendrophylax

Flower Size .8" [2 cm]

Found in Cuba in broadleafed forests at elevations of sea level to 800 meters as a small sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte th almost no stem giving rise to numerous, densely fasciculate, slender, flexuous roots that blooms in the fall on a sparsely verrucose, peduncle slender, 2 to 3 , distantly bracted, 1.2 to 2" [3 to 5 cm] long, simple to single branched, 1 to 3 flowered inflorescence carrying green to white, fragrant, membraneous flowers.

Synonyms Polyradicion gracilis (Cogn.) H.Dietr. 1983; *Polyrrhiza gracilis Cogn. 1910;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 photo fide; Catalogo Descriptivo de las Orquideas de Cuba Acuna 1987 as Polyrrhiza gracilis; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 drawing fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #10 2006 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014