Eurystyles ananassocomus (Rchb.f.) Schltr. 1925 Drawing by Jany Renz and The Swiss Orchid Foundation a the Jany Renz Herbaria Website


Common Name The Pineapple-Like Eurystyles

Flower Size .08" [2 mm]

Found in Puerto Rica, 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, acute, ciliate-pectinate leaves that blooms in teh alte winter to early spring on a pendulous, densely puberulent, 1" [2.5 cm] long, as long as the leaves, terminating in a very short, capitate, to 20 flowered inflorescence with ovate, acuminate, ciliate-fimbriate margines, longer than the flowers floral bracts.

CAUTION I cannot verify this determination so please use with caution.

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; Orchid Flora of Peurto Rico & VI Ackerman 1995; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000