Dendrophylax porrectus (Rchb.f.) Carlsward & Whitten 2003 Photo by Jay Pfahl


Common Name The Extended Dendrophylax [probably refers to the roots] - The Jingle Bell Orchid [refers to the seed pods]

Flower Size 1/8" [.3 cm]

Found from Florida, Mexico, El Salvador, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispanola, Puerto Rico in hardwood hammocks, juniper and old citrus trees on smaller branches and twigs at elevations of sealevel to 700 meters as a mini-miniature sized, leafless, cool to warm growing epiphyte with a few chloryphyllous, silver grey roots radiating from a central short stem, from which arises in the late summer and early fall a short to 3/4" to 2" [2 to 5 cm] long, 1 to 6 flowered, fractiflex inflorescence with scarious, lanceolate floral bracts and carrying non-resupinate flowers

Synonyms *Aeranthes porrecta Rchb.f. 1865; Campylocentrum porrectum (Rchb.f.) Rolfe 1903; Harrisella amesiana Cogn. 1910; Harrisella porrecta (Rchb.f.) Fawc. & Rendle 1909; Harrisella uniflora H.Dietr. 1982

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Symbolae Antillanae Vol VI Orchidaceae Urban 1909 as Harrisella porrecta; Flora of Jamaica Fawcett & Rendle 1910 as Harrisella porrecta drawing fide; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as Harrisella porrecta; Die Orchideen Schlechter 1915 as H amesiana; Native Orchids of Florida Luer 1972 as Harrisella porrecta; Encyclopedia of Cultivated Orchids Hawkes 1965 as Campylocentrum porrectum; The Native Orchids Of Florida Luer 1972 as Harrisiella porrecta Drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 50 No 5 1981 as Harrisella porrecta photo; Las Orquideas De El Salvador Vol 3 Hamer 1981 as Campylocentrum porrectum drawing/photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 53 No 3 1984 as Harrisella porrecta photo; Flora Novo-Galaciana Vol 16 McVaugh 1985 as Campylocentrum porrectum; An Introdution to the Orchids of Mexico Wiard 1987 as Harrisella porrecta photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as Harrisella porrecta drawing/photo fide; Rudolph Schlechter Die Orchideen Band 1B lieferung 16/17/18 945-1128 Brieger 1985 as H uniflora; Selbyana Vol 10 Orchids of Central America Hamer 1988 as Campylocentrum porrectum drawing fide; An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 as Harrisella porrecta; AOS Bulletin Vol 69 No 3 2000 as Harrisella porrecta; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000 as Campylocentrum porrectum; The Wild Orchids of Florida Brown 2002 as Harrisella porrecta; AOS Bulletin Vol 72 No 6 2003 as Harrisella porrecta photo; AOS Bulletin Vol 75 No 10 2006 as Harrisella porrecta photo; Algunas Orquideas de Mexico Tomo 1 Suarez 2013 as Harrisella porrecta photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide; Genera Orchidacearum Vol 5 Part 3 Epidendroideae Pridgeon, Cribb, Chase and Rasmusen 2014 drawing fide;