Eurystyles ananassocomus (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1925 Photo by Noel Gauntlett

Drawing Drawing by Fawcett & Rendle


Common Name The Pineapple-Like Eurystyles

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica and Peru? on tree trunks in cloud forests at higher elevations as a mini-miniature sized, cool, pendent growing epiphyte with a basal rosette of 6 to 8, fleshy, translucent grey green, waxy, broadly lanceolate to ellipic-lanceolate, acute, ciliate-pectinate leaves that blooms in the late winter to early spring on a pendulous, densely puberulent, 1.28" [3.2 cm] long, as long as the leaves, terminating in a very short, capitate, to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, ciliate-fimbriate margins, longer than the flowers floral bracts.

Synonyms *Stenoptera ananassacomos Rchb.f. 1863; Trachelosiphon ananassocomos (Rchb.f.) Schltr.1920

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of Jamaica vol 1 Fawcett & Rendle 1910 drawing fide; Flora de Venezuela Foldats Volumen XV Part 1 1969; Orchid Flora of Puerto Rico & VI Ackerman 1995; Orchids of Jamaica Gloudin & Tobisch 1995 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide;