Dendrophylax macrocarpus (Dod) Carlsward & Whitten 2003 Collection Sheet by Dodd

Part shadeCool Spring

Common Name The Large Seedpod Dendrophylax

Flower Size .24" [6 mm]

Found in the Dominican Republic in wet, broadleaf cloud forests at elevations of 1000 to 1850 meters as a small sized, cool growing, leafless epiphyte with numerous, fascicled, verrucose roots that blooms in the spring on a subsessile, peduncle to .08 to .24" [2 to 6 mm] long, with a few scarious, ovate-orbicular bracts, rachis 1 to 2 flowered inflorescence with scarious, ovate floral bracts carrying small, creamy flowers.

Similar to Campylocentrum monteverde from Cuba but differs mostly in the verrucose roots which in C monteverde are smooth, as well as having smaller flowers and a shorter nectary

Synonyms *Campylocentrum macrocarpum Dod 1977

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

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