Psychilis dodii Sauleda 1988 Photo by Eladio Fernandez

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Common Name Dod's Psychilis [American Orchid Enthusiast Dominican Republic Expert current]

Flower Size 2" [5 cm]

Found in the Dominican Republic at elevations of 275 to 1200 meters as a large sized, hot to cool growing epiphyte with crowded, slender, pyriform, transversly few-ringed pseudobulbs enveloped basally by several scarious sheaths and carrying lanceolate to ligulate, coriaceous, rigid leaves that have rounded, apiculate apice and bloom on a slender, to 4'2" [1.4 meters] long, racemose to few branched, laxly several flowered inflorescence arising on a newly matured pseudobulb and carries showy, fragrant flowers


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 1 1988; AOS Bulletin Vol 61 No 10 1992 photo fide; Orchid Digest Vol 57 No 4 1993 photo hmm; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillinae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014; AOS Bulletin Vol 85 #3 2016 photo fide;