Psychilis macconnelliae Sauleda 1988

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Inflorescence and budding Photos courtesy of Jay Pfahl plant grown JEM Orchids

Another Clone Photo courtesy of Paul Bass

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Common Name Mrs. Macconnell's Psychilis [Virgin Island Orchid Grower]

Flower Size 1 1/2" [3.75 cm]

Found in the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico as a small to medium sized, hot growing lithophyte or epiphyte at elevations of sea level to 340 meters with cylindrical, longitudinally rugose with age, 3 noded pseudobulbs enveloped basally by a few scarious sheaths and carrying 2 apical, linear, obtuse, basally clasping leaves that blooms on a terminal, to 5' [150 cm] long, arching, several to many flowered inflorescence that can rebloom for years and occuring at any time of the year but mainly March through August.

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 1 1988; An Orchid Flora of Peurto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Vol 4 Withner 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Rudolf Schlechter Die Orchideen Lieferung 42/3 2001 photo; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing good;

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