Dendrophylax constanzensis (Garay) Nir 2000 Collection Sheet by Dodd

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

Partial Shade Warm CoolSpring

Common Name The Constanza Dendrophylax [A town in Dominican Republic]

Flower Size .06" [1.5 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in mixed pine/broadleafed forests within thickets at elevations around 1000 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte with rhizomatous stem giving rise to gray-tan, numerous, fasciculate, filiform, glabrous roots that blooms in the spring on numerous, fasciculate, erect, filiform, simple to dichotomously branched, setaceous-hirsute, to 2.8" [7 cm] long overall, laxly many flowered inflorescence with ovate-cucullate, acute to obtuse, setaceous-hirsute floral bracts and carrying small, hyaline flowers.

Synonyms *Campylocentrum constanzense Garay 1969

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