Pleurothallis domingensis Cogn. 1909 SUBGENUS Crocodeilanthe [Rchb.f & Warsc.]Luer 1986

Photo by Julio Larramendi


Drawing by Hagen Stenzel


Common Name The Domingo Pleurothallis [refers to being from the Dominican Republic]

Flower Size .2" [5 mm]

Found in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Leewards and Jamaica in wet montane and cloud forests at elevations of 600 to 1500 meters as a small sized, warm to cool growing epiphyte or lithophyte with erect ramicauls enveloped by 2 to 3 scarious, tubular sheaths and carrying a single, apical, coriaceous, narrowly oblong-elliptic to elliptic-oblanceolate, rounded, cuneate below into the petiolate base leaf that blooms in the summer and fall on 1 to 3, terminal, erect, slender, 2.2 to 3.4" [5.5 to 8.5 cm] long, many flowered inflorescence arising through a scarious, conduplicate spathe

Synonyms Crocodeilanthe domingensis (Cogn.) Luer 2004; Stelis antillensis Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2002; Stelis domingensis (Cogn.) Pridgeon & M.W.Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flore Descriptive des Antilles Francaises H. Stehle 1939; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol III Luer 1986; as Crocodeilanthe domingensis An Orchid Flora Of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing ok; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XVI Luer 1998 drawing fide; Systematics and evolution of the genus Pleurothallis R. Br. (Orchidaceae) in the Greater Antilles Hagen Stenzel 2004 drawing fide; Icones Pleurothallidinarum Vol XXVI Luer 2004 as Crocodeilanthe domingensis; Orchids of Cuba Llamacho & Larramendi 2005 as Crocodeilanthe domingensis photo fide; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide