Eurystyles domingensis Dod 1977 TYPE Drawing and Collection sheet by Dod

Full shade Hot Warm Summer Fall

Common Name The Santo Domingo Eurystyles [refers to the location of the type species]

Flower Size

Found in eastern Cuba and the Dominican Republic in broadleaf forests at elevations of 250 to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, hot to warm growing epiphyte with a short, terete stem carrying a basal rosette of 5 to 10, glabrous, shiny, glaucous, denticulate, lowermost lanceolate, upper ones ovate, apiculate leaves that blooms in the summer and fall on a terminal, to 2" [5 cm] long, peduncle erect, glabrous below, tomentose above, capitate, densely 6 to 12 flowered inflorescence with imbricate, abaxilly pilose, adaxially glabrous, denticulate, ovate, acuminate, shortly caudate floral bracts and carrying white flowers that are obscured by the floral bracts.

Similar to E actinosophila but it has an elongate, pendent inflorescence and E domingernsis has a very short, erect inflorecence


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; The Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2012