Psychilis kraenzlinii (Bello) Sauleda 1988 Photo By Ned Nash

Another Flower Photo by Mark Nir and Orchidaceae Antillannae

Common Name Kraenzlin's Psychilis [German Botanist 18oo to 1900's]

Flower Size 1.6" [4 cm]

Endemic to Puerto Rico in mogotes and the edges of Mangrove swamps at elevations of sea leavel to 600 meters as a large to giant sized, hot to warm epiphyte or occasional lithophyte with elongate, slender-pyriform to cylindrical, terete pseudobulbs carrying 3, apical, rigid, linear to linear-lanceolate acute , entire to rarely erose-dentate leaves that blooms on a terminal, to 3' 4.8" [1.2 meter] long, peduncle terminating in a bifid or trifid, densly to 40 flowered, racemose rachis with linear-lanceolate, acuminate, concave floral bracts.

Synonyms Encyclia kraenzlinii [Belo] Ackerman 1987; *Epidendrum kraenzlinii Bello 1883

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Flora of the Lesser Antilles Garay & Sweet 1974 as Epidendrum kraenzlinii; *Phytologia Vol 65 no 1 1988; An Orchid Flora of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands Ackerman 1995 drawing fide; Cattleyas and Their Relatives Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; AOS Bulletin Vol 68 No 8 1999 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing fide