Dendrophylax filiformis (Sw.) Benth. ex Fawc. 1898

Photo by Ernesto Burgos and Flickr orchid Photo Website

Plant with capsules

Photo by Ricardo Valentin and Orchids, Parrots, Fish And People blog

Common Name The Filiform Dendrophyllax

Flower Size .12" [3mm]

Found in Cuba, Jamaica, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico on twigs and small branches in disturbed woods at elevations of 500 to 950 meters at elevations of 700 to 800 meters as a small sized, warm growing epiphyte with numerous, grey-green, fascicled roots with most attached to the substrate with an erect, much reduced, leafless stem that blooms in the winter on an axillary, subsessile, racemose, to .4" [1 cm] long, several flowered inflorescence with scarious, entire, ovate floral bracts and carrying sparsely glandulose, subsessile, distichously arranged flowers.

The second photo is a plant in fruit and the large green furrowed objects are the seed capsules.

Synonyms Aeranthes filiformis (Sw.) Griseb. 1864; Aeranthes monteverdi Rchb.f. 1865; Angraecum filiforme (Sw.) Lindl. 1833; Campylocentrum filiforme (Sw.) Cogn. ex Kuntze 1898; Campylocentrum monteverdi (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903; Dendrophylax filiformis (Sw.) Carlsward & Whitten 2003; Dendrophylax monteverdi (Rchb.f.) Ackerman & Nir 2004; *Epidendrum filiforme Sw. 1788; Harrisella filiformis (Sw.) Cogn. 1910; Harrisella monteverdi (Rchb.f.) Cogn. 1910; Limodorum filiforme (Sw.) Sw. 1799;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Harrisella filiformis; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Harrisiella monteverdi; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 as Campylocentrum filiformis drawing fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Campylocentrum filiformis drawing ok; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Dendrophylax monteverdi photo capsules only; Orquideas de la Republica Dominican y Haiti Fernandez 2007 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 as D monteverdi