Eurystyles alticola Dod 1978 Photo by Linda & Mikael Karlbom

TYPE Drawing TYPE Drawing by Dod

Common Name The High Elevation Eurystyles

Flower Size 1/4" [.6 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic & Haiti in seasonally wet broadleaf forests on branches at elevations around 1650 to 1700 meters as a miniature sized, cool growing, humus loving epiphyte with several, basal, rosulate, obovate to elliptic, fleshy, translucent gray-green, waxy, acute, denticulate leaves that blooms in the spring on an erect to nutant, densely puberulent, to 1.6" [to 4 cm] long, capitate, several flowered inflorescence with lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, acuminate floral bracts that are externally ciliate and with cilate margins all carrying fleshy small flowers.


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