Psychilis krugii (Bello) Sauleda 1988 Photo courtesy of Jay Pfahl plant grown JEM Orchids

Common Name Krug's Psychilis [German Plant Enthusiat]

Flower Size 1" [2.5 cm]

Endemic to Puerto Rico in dry semi-deciduous, thorn-scrub forests at elevations of sea level to 300 meters as a large to giant sized, hot growing epiphyte or lithophyte with elongate, slender-pyriform to cylindrical pseudobulbs carrying to 4, apical, rigid to coriaceous, ligulate to linear-lanceolate, subacute to obtuse, erose dentate rarely entire margined leaves which blooms on a terminal erect, [1.9 meter] long, to 32 successively flowered inflorescence terminating in a bifid or trifid, densly many flowered rachis with the successive opening flowers occuring in the fall through spring.

Synonyms Encyclia krugii [Bello] Britt. & Wils. 1930; *Epidendrum krugii Bello 1883

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 Withner Vol 4 1996 photo fide; Orchidaceae Antillanae Nir 2000; Orchid Flora of the Greater Antilles Ackerman 2014 drawing good;

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