Pseudocentrum guadalupense Cogn. 1909

Plant and Flowers in situ Guadeloupe Photos by Claudine & Pierre Guezennec and The Aeva de la Toto-Bois Website

Full shade Warm EARLIERFall

Common Name The Guadalupan Pseudocentrum

Flower Size

Found in Guadeloupe in the Leeward Islands in forests in deep shade at elevations around 1000 meters as a medium sized, warm growing terrestial with a robust stem carrying a few, densely pilose, membraneous, intense green, elliptic, acute to shortly acuminate, gradually narrowing below into the elongate, petiolate base leaves that blooms in the earlier fall on a terminal, erect, to more than 6" [15 cm] long, densely many flowered inflorescence with lanceolate, acuminate, slightly concave bracts.

This species is extremely rare and has been thought to be extinct but recently was rediscovered by Claudine and Pierre Guezennec.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive Des Antilles Francaises Stehle 1939;