Dilomilis oligophylla (Schltr.) Summerh. 1961

Photo by Mariannis Blanco Reyes and The EcuRed Website

Part shade Hot Warm Fall EARLIERSummer

Common Name The Few Leaved Dilomilis

Flower Size

Found in Cuba in rainforests and near rivers and streams at elevations around 500 meters as a medium sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte or lithophyte with a creeping, ascending, rigid, reed-like stem carrying 1 to 5, lanceolate-elliptic, coriaceous leaves that blooms in the fall through summer on a terminal, to 8" [to 20 cm] long, 3 to 10 flowered inflorescence

Synonyms *Octadesmia oligophylla Schltr. 1925

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 oligophylla; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 photos fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 #8 2006 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014