Psychilis buchii (Cogn.) Sauleda 1988 Photo by Donald Dod


Common Name Buch's Psychilis [original Collector of species late 1800's-early 1900]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in Haiti and the Dominican Republic at elevations around 350 meters as a mini-miniature sized [Plant only], hot growing epiphyte with pyriform pseduobulbs subtended by evanescent sheaths and carrying 1 to 2, apical, stiff, narrowly lanceolate, acute, revolute, entire to minutely erose-dentate leaves that blooms in the later fall on a terminal, slender, erect, 12 to 27.4" [30 to 68.5 cm] long, rachis to .48 to 1" [1.2 to 2.5 cm] long, 4 to 12 flowered inflorescence with the flowers all held in an apical cluster

Synonyms Encyclia buchii (Cogn.) Dod 1983; *Epidendrum buchii Cogn. 1910

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 10 1988; Cattleya and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000;