!Domingoa haematochila (Rchb. f.) Carabia 1943 Photo by Lourens Grobler

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Lip and Column Detail Photos by Patricia Harding

Plant In situ Dominican Republic Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom, Sweden

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Common Name The Blood-Red Lipped Domingoa

Flower Size to about 1" [2 cm]

Found in Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico at altitudes of 100 to 800 meters as a small to medium sized, epiphytic, hot to warm growing, twig orchid needing moderate shade, high humidity and even year round conditions with clustered, cylindrical, angulate, psuedobulbs enveloped by papery sheaths and carrying a single, apical, erect or suberect, linear-ligulate, acute leaf that blooms mostly in the winter and spring with 1 to 5, fragrant, sequential opening, flowers on an erect, short to 8" [20 cm] long, terminal, slender inflorescence enveloped by papery, acute sheaths and ovate, acuminate or acute bracts, that is longer than the leaves.

Synonyms Domingoa hymenodes (Rchb.f ex Lindl.) Schltr. 1913; Epidendrum broughtonoides Griseb. 1866; *Epidendrum haematichilum Rchb.f 1865;

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Die Orchideen der Sudamerikanischen Kordillerenstaaten III Ecuador Schlechter 1921 as E zingiberaceum; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Epidendrum hymenodes; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as D hymenodes; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 photo ok; AOS Bulletin Vol 62 No 3 1993 drawing; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 as D hymenodes photo fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 as D haematochila drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 4 Epidendroideae Part 1 Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmussen 2005 drawing fide; Mille et Une Mini Orchideees Roguenant 2009 photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;

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