Dilomilis elata (Benth.) Summerh. 1961

Photo by Mariannis Blanco Reyes and The EcuRed Website

Part shade Warm Cool Winter EARLIERSpring

Common Name The Beautiful Dilomilis

Flower Size

Found in Cuba and Jamaica in wet montane forests at elevations of 600 to 1100 meters as a large sized, warm to cool growing terrestrial with a woody, terete, reed-like stem carrying many, erect-spreading, rigid, broadly lanceolate,prominently veined, coriaceous, leaves that blooms in the winter and earlier spring on a terminal, erect, 8 to 16" [20 to 40 cm] long, paniculate, many branched, 3 to 30 flowered inflorescence with lanceoalte-ovate, mucronate floral bracts

Synonyms *Octadesmia elata Benth. 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen 3 Auflage Bd 1 Sonderabdruck aus Schlechter Lieferung 8 449 - 512 Brieger, Maatsch and Senghas 1976 as Octadesmia Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photos fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014